Elvira Gascón (1911-2000) was one of the few women who integrated the lists of the plastic creators of the Spanish exile of 1939. She graduated as a drawing teacher (Academy of Fine Arts of Madrid) and during her career she received honorable mentions and awards of drawing, anatomy, art history and perspective. On these aspects he worked all his life, creating a language based on drawing and with historical references.
The line and aesthetics of "return to order" mark the profile that runs through the language of his work throughout his life. In Mexico she forged an important name as an artist. She made mural paintings, oil works, enamels, prints, posters, brochures, programs and illustrated more than 210 books by great writers. From her facet as a muralist, numerous sketches and works are preserved throughout Mexican and even Spanish geography, as is the particular example of the Guadarrama Children's Preventory in Madrid, where Elvira made wall paintings. Elvira creates a new technique, stained concrete, which he uses throughout his mural production.
Elvira Gascón experiments with various supports and techniques: oil paintings on canvas, enamels, posters, prints, reliefs, illustrations and wall paintings cover its production. His first exhibition, as collected by Mauricio César Ramírez in her doctoral thesis, took place in the House of Culture of Spain, in the year 40, in which all the authors of exile participated. From there she exhibits in many galleries throughout her life.
About 378 portraits are counted of the enormous portraitist production of Elvira Gascón. Its protagonists were poets, writers, politicians and the most significant intellectuals of the time and of exile.