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Housed in a Spanish Colonial building dating to 1734, it is a vital art school founded in the late 1940s by Cossio del Pomar, James Pinto, Stirling Dickenson, Enrique Martinez and Nell Harris, wife of Martinez. It is located in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico, a popular tourist town for its scenic qualities and cultural benefits. By 1960, the Institute was offering offering a B.F.A. degree in visual arts through the University of Guanajuato, and today offers workshops in Drawing, Painting, Jewelry, Weaving, and Photography. North American artists who have attended the Institute include William Kurelek, Ronald York Wilson, and Robert Bruce, and teachers include Richard Kozlow and Leonard Brooks. Sources:; AskART biographies