Born in Tepic Nayarit, Mexico, Esau Andrade comes from a family of folk artists. Although largely self-taught, he attended La Escuela de Artes Plasticas de the Universidad de Guadalajara and has long studied the work of other Mexican masters such as Diego Rivera and Rufino Tamayo. His works are uniquely his own and convey an innocence and sense of wonder that makes his art so appealing to international collectors. Esau's paintings are included in the collection of The Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, CA as well as in the Downey Museum of Art in Downey, CA.
The artist divides his time between his family home in Mexico where he frequently has one-man exhibitions at Galeria Uno, Puerto Vallarta, and the U.S. where shows include exhibitions at the Chac Mool Gallery, Los Angeles; Louis Stern Gallery, Los Angeles; Alene Lapides Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico and Euroamerican Gallery, New York, among many others.