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Latino American Art, Free Poster
- Latino/Latina art is Spanish heritage based art done in America by artists who are Americans but still identify with their Spanish heritages.
- Although Latino/a Art and artists are throughout the United States today, its initial growth began in the hot spots of their migration.
- The three earliest art origin points were Los Angeles, New York and Miami with a more gradual art recognition growth in a fourth state, Texas.
- The groups identified with those cities were different.
- Los Angeles and Texas drew from Mexico. Miami drew from Cuba after Castro came to power in Cuba. New York drew the Puerto Ricans.
- New York, being the art capital of the world since 1945, eventually acted like a magnet on every artist who wanted to “make it” in America but the first Latin group there were the Puerto Ricans (as in “West Side Story”).
- The Spanish influence thus varies by the heritage involved. However, the American part is universal. This is Latino/a American art so it looks like no other Spanish based country’s art.
- This is true of every artist group in America. African American art resembles African art but no one could ever mistake one for the other. The overall experience of being American is way too strong not to come across in the art work.
- Today the movement has expanded to many other areas of the country which are more contemporary regions of Latin settlement.
- Los Four was a Chicano artist collective during the 1970s and 80s in Los Angeles
- brought Chicano Art to the attention of the mainstream art world.
- originally consisted of Frank Romero, Carlos Almaraz, Roberto de la Rocha and founder Gilbert Luján.
- Judithe Hernández became the fifth member of Los Four immediately following their exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).
- members were college-educated political activists
- Frank Romero, Carlos Almaraz, Gilbert Lujan, and Judithe Hernández became Chicano artists of international recognition for their art work.
- Rocha gave up a promising career in the mid-1970s to begin a decades long retreat inward. He destroyed every one of his paintings and spent his time in a darkened house with a Bible.
- Carlos Almaraz died in 1989 from AIDS.
- remaining members were reunited for an exhibition in 1994, Los Four: Twenty Years Later
- members of Los Four have enjoyed successful solo artistic careers with considerable exhibition of their work.
- this group paved the way for other Chicano Artists to follow in their wake.