Fernando Castro Pacheco was a successor of the Mexican Muralist movement. Pacheco was born in Merida Mexico in 1918. His renowned murals captured the unique history of the Mayan and Yucatan. He began painting, drawing and modeling in his adolescence, joining the School of Fine Arts in Merida 1933. He crafted his first wood and linoleum-cut engravings in 1939. In 1940, he helped found La Escuela Libre de Las Artes Plasticas de Yucatan.