In the State of Mexico great artists of international scope were born in various disciplines such as plastic arts, literature, dance and music, among them are the following Mexicans whose work is found among the streets, museums and libraries of the entity.
1.- Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
One of the most important writers, not only in the state but in the entire country, was born in San Miguel Nepantla, located in the Mexican municipality of Tepetlixpa, it is recognized for being one of the greatest figures of the Spanish-American letters of the seventeenth century with influence of the Spanish Baroque. In her honor there is the Museum of the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Cultural Center, located on the site where the so-called Tenth Muse was born, as well as an international contest with her name organized by the Secretary of Culture of the State of Mexico.
2.- Laura Méndez de Cuenca
She was a Mexican writer and poet of the 19th and 20th centuries, she was born on August 18, 1853 in Amecameca and died in 1928 in Mexico City; His literary work includes poetry, short story, novel, chronicle, translation, essay, in which he touched on themes such as death, loneliness and pain. In the State of Mexico there is a contest with his name and 2020 was dedicated to commemorate his work and life
3.- Leopoldo Flores
The native of Tenancingo He was a painter, sculptor and muralist, he designed one of the most emblematic venues in Toluca: the Cosmovitral. He promoted Open Art with monumental works accessible to all of society. One of them was the “Aratmosphere” project that covered part of the rocky area of the Coatepec hill, as well as the steps, steps and façade of the Alberto “Chivo” Córdova University Stadium of the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico.
4.- Fernando Cano
The also known as “The Sculptor of Fire” left part of his work in different parts of the capital of Mexico.Some of the sculptures of the native of El Oro can be seen at the entrance of the administrative building of the Autónoma Mexiquense, in the facilities of TV Mexiquense, in the University Gallery and in the lobby of the Quimera Theater, where they paid tribute to his work and contribution to the artistic work of Mexico
5.- José María Velasco
Landscaper born in Temascalcingo, he obtained recognition for his works inspired by landscapes and portraits, carried out academic studies on topics such as zoology, botany and archeology, had an international career. In the historic center of the Mexican capital there is a museum that bears his name, to remember their memory and work inside and outside the entity.
6.- Gonzalo Carrasco
He was recognized for his priestly life and as a sacred painter, he studied at the National School of Fine Arts and it has a large list of paintings such as: The despair of Judas, the Sower, the Prodigal Son, The glorification of the Holy Family, The Adoration of the Magi. The four evangelists, The eight angels of the Passion, among others.
7.- Felipe Santiago Gutiérrez
Born in Texcoco in 1924, he was a painter, culture promoter, art critic and teacher at the Literary Institute of Toluca. Part of his work is in various venues and those that have the artist’s work are the National Museum of Colombia and the National Museum of Art in Mexico City and there is a space with his name located in the street of Nicolás Bravo in the capital of Mexico. North Number 303.
8.- Luis Nishizawa
He was a character of the Mexican culture until 2014 when he died in Toluca at the age of 96; He was born in Cuautitlán and dedicated himself to painting, inaugurated one of the traditions of the entity that still survives despite his death: the Judas contest. The Luis Nishizawa Flores Museum – Workshop, in Toluca, was inaugurated in 1992 to recognize his work in the entity.
9.- Carlos Olvera
He was a cultural promoter, writer of short stories, novels, dramaturgy and poetry, promoter of the Tunastral Literary Café, founded the first House of Culture of the State of Mexico and was director of the Museum of Modern Art, which bore his name until the state Secretary of Culture decided to remove it from the place.
10.- Elisa Carrillo
The texcocana She is currently the only Mexican who has managed to be the First Dancer of the Staatsballett Berlin, one of the most important ballet companies in the world. The multi-award-winning star also offers a scholarship in her name to promising young dancers.