BIOGRAPHY

Nicolás Moreno (December 28, 1923 in Mexico City - February 4, 2012) was a Mexican landscaper considered one of the best of his genre in the 20th century.

Nicolás Moreno (December 28, 1923 in Mexico City – February 4, 2012) was a Mexican landscaper considered one of the best of his genre in the 20th century, as well as heir to the Mexican tradition of José María Velasco y Dr Atl. Although he was born in Mexico City in 1923, he had the first contacts with nature when he traveled with his grandfather and lived briefly in Celaya, Guanajuato. He studied art at the National School of Plastic Arts but was temporarily discouraged when he was told that landscaping was a “minor genre”. His work focuses almost entirely on the varied landscapes of Mexico, especially to document it, including the degradation of the environment. His work includes landscapes that appear in around one hundred individual exhibitions in Mexico and abroad, as well as a series of important murals including those in the National Museum of Anthropology.