Born in 1945 in Mexico City and died in 1995, Villagrán was a self-taught artist, a painter, draftsman and illustrator with a neo-figurative style.
Villagrán has been considered
by the art critics of Mexico as a poetic visual artist; his
work has been compared to Paul Klee’s, especially in
form, line and color. Villagran is one of the artists who tried
to create a universal expression out of regionalisms or ethnicisms.