Cadereyta, Jimenez, Mexico
Born March 3, 1908 in Cadereyta, Mexico; lives in Mexico City. Painter of religious subjects. Federico Heraclio Cantú Garza (b. Cadereyta Jiménez, March 3, 1907 – d. Mexico City, January 29, 1989) was a Mexican painter, engraver and sculptor. Since he was 14 years of age, Cantú studied art at the Open Air Schools of Painting with Alfredo Ramos Martínez. He was also cofounder of the Salón de la Plástica Mexicana and the Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado "La Esmeralda". Cantú demonstrated uncanny artistic talent in his early years, painting in a realistic manner through his childhood and adolescente “Homenaje a Lord Byron 1929”. His revolutionary artistic accomplishments brought him universal renown.