Leopoldo Flores, Mexican artist, Died at 82

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Leopoldo Flores was born in 1934 and died on April 3, 2016.

He was a Mexican artist.

He was commonly known for his murals and other monumental works which are concentrated in the city of Toluca, State of Mexico.

Flores was born into a poor family in the rural State of Mexico, but his artistic ability was evident early and he was able to attend the Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado “La Esmeralda” and receive a scholarship to study in Paris.

Leopoldo was best known for works on the Cosmovitral a large work in stained glass and the Aratmósfera, a “land art” piece both located in Toluca.

This was first was used as a symbol for the State of Mexico and the latter dominates the main stadium and the hill behind it at the main campus of the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México (UAEM).

Leopoldo has received a number of recognitions of his work from the State of Mexico and an honorary doctorate from the UAEM, which also founded the Museo Universitario Leopoldo Flores to house and promote his work.

Regardless of the advancement of Parkinson’s disease, Flores is still an active artist.

Leopoldo Flores passed away at 82 yrs old.

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