Born in Oaxaca, Toledo is of the most famous Mexican artists who is still alive and producing art works. He is active as a painter, sculptor, drawer and ceramist. Toledo studied art in Mexico City and travelled to Europe; Rome, Paris, and to the United States. Toledo was in Paris during the 1960s where he got influenced by European styles. Even though other cultures have inspired his work, Mexican culture always shows to be his most important source of inspiration.