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Francisco Albert

Pinoso, Spain

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  • Tampico, Mexico
  • Mexico City, Mexico

Luce Artist Biography

Francisco Albert grew up in Spain and studied art at the Academy of San Carlos in Valencia. He had his first exhibition in Madrid when he was only twelve and soon after traveled to northeast Mexico to settle in Tampico. Albert worked in bronze, marble, and stone, and carved one of the largest sculptures ever made from obsidian, a type of black crystal. In 1946 the artist had an exhibition of his work at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The show was sponsored by the Mexican ambassador to the United States, Señor D. Antonio Espinosa de los Monteros.