Muralist: Daniel Lechon

The comprehensive murals that tell the story of South Texas and the Kenedy family’s influence on the history of the area are the work of noted Mexican artist Daniel Lechón. Born in Mexico, he earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1949 from the Royal Academy of San Carlos in Mexico City, where he was strongly influenced by some of the great muralists of the time including Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco and Alfredo Zalce.

A resident of Houston since 1970, Lechón was one of four artists chosen in 1997 to participate in “Artists at Work,” a project of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He also is the illustrator for three children’s books, one of which, “The Desert is My Mother/El Desierto es Mi Madre,” received the Skipping Stone Award.