Francisco Zúñiga is a Costa Rican-born Mexican painter and sculptor (1912–1998)
Zuniga's themes consist almost exclusively of female human figures. He used the reboso (Mexican shawl) to generate his well−known pyramidal composition of southeastern Mexican females. Often the figures, regardless of their dimensions, represent women's powerful strength as matriarchs. Zuniga's masterful technique veils and unveils the anatomy of young, mature and elderly women. He has described his work as "a continuous representation of femininity." Like no one else, he has captured and created the archetype of the women of southeastern Mexico. Zuniga leaves behind an extensive legacy.