Rufino Tamayo was a Mexican painter, sculptor and a printmaker, who combined the European painting styles with Mexican native themes, with a hint of surrealism. Born and raised in Oaxaca, Mexico, Rufino moved to Mexico City to live with his aunt, when he was 12 years old. There he enrolled into an art school and learned the basics of painting. But somehow, he did not relate to their very mainstream way of teaching and began working at a museum, eventually moving to the New York City, where his art flourished. He developed a new way of making graphic prints, called Mixografia. Overtime, his paintings gained fame in Mexico, but somehow, his political ideology of not favouring the Mexican Revolution did not set well with the local artistic community. He opened painting exhibitions in New York City and Mexico, and became popular among the media, thus amassing a large fan following among the art lovers as well. Some of his most popular paintings are ‘Still Life’, ‘Two Bathers’ and ‘Children Playing with Fire’. In the late 1950s, after living in Paris and New York, Rufino moved to Mexico permanently and stayed there until his death in 1991.