Fransisco Corzas was born in Mexico City on October 4, 1936. In 1950 he began his art studies. He was admitted to La Esmerelda, an art school where he was instructed by Maria Izquierdo, Juan Soriano, Carlos Orozco Romero and Agustin Lazo. In 1955, Corzas moved to Rome and completed his studies at the Academia di San Giacomo, as well as the Academia di Bella Arti e Liceo Artistico. In Italy, he faced extreme hardship and often sold his art for food to survive.
Corzas was awarded the silver medal at the Via Margutta International Art Fair in 1960 which changed the path of his career. He lived in Rome for five years, and later toured through Europe. Corzas then returned to Mexico City where he established himself as a leading Expressionist artist. He exhibited his work at international exhibitions in New York, Rome, Oslo and San Juan, Puerto Rico. His lithographs were commissioned by major publishers in Paris and New York during the 1970s. A primary element of his work is the relationship between passion and sexuality to art and the artist.