Octavio Medellín (1907-1999) Born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico Medellín moved to San Antonio and attended the San Antonio School of Art. He later studied at the Art Institute of Chicago but would return to Mexico in 1929 he traveled to Mexico to study native and primitive crafts. Back in San Antonio, Medellín founded the La Vallita Art Gallery where he taught sculpture. He also taught at the North Texas State College in Denton for five years and at the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts for 21 years. He then went on to Mendocino Art Center in California and the Medellin School of Sculpture where he taught until retiring to Bandera, Texas.