Jose Maria Velasco
José María Velasco, (1840 – 1912) was a 19th-century Mexican polymath, most famous as a painter who made Mexican geography a symbol of national identity through his paintings. He was both one of the most popular artists of the time and internationally renowned. He received many distinctions such as the gold medal of the Mexican National Expositions of Bellas Artes in 1874 and 1876; the gold medal of the Philadelphia International Exposition in 1876, and the medal of the Paris Universal Exposition in 1889.
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Toller Cranston, (1949-2015) was an Olympic figure skater and a prolific and highly sought out painter. His kaleidoscopic canvasses were displayed at galleries and museums in Mexico, where he had taken up residence. Cranston also penned several books. He was presented with the Order of Canada in 1976. Cranston was inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame (1976), Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame (1977), the Skate Canada Hall of Fame (1997), and the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame (2004). His paintings are in many important private and corporate collections.
Andrew Osta, (b 1982) is a Ukrainian born naturalized Canadian who became well known in San Miguel de Allende as part of the circle of Marion Perlet and Toller Cranston. A painter of fantastic and magical painting, exploring many styles, but infusing each painting with the same magic and wonder that has become his signature. Osta has exhibited internationally since 2005, including in museums in Mexico and Italy.