Daniel Lechón begins in Puebla, his birthplace, on January 2, 1929. Member of a family of seven siblings, Lechón’s father managed to send his son to the Autonomous University of Mexico, of the which he graduated with a master’s degree in art in 1949. Shortly after, he moved to the city of Puerto Vallarta and married his first wife, the mother of Dr. Elena Lechón. In this Mexican port, Lechón worked as an art teacher while taking care of his own gallery and restaurants. Moved to Houston 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.