Francisco Toledo (b. 1940) is a Mexican artist who works in various media, including sculpture, pottery, painting, weaving, and graphic arts. He studied at the Escuela de Bellas Artes de Oaxaca and the Centro Superior de Artes Aplicadas del Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes. In the early 1960s, he traveled throughout Europe and settled in Paris. He returned to Mexico in 1965 and applied his European experience to create a new style of Mexican Art. His work incorporates the cultural traditions of his birthplace, Oaxaca, including the myths, people, flora, and fauna. His work is in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Museo Tamayo in Mexico City.