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Frank Romero
 
Frank Romero
Artist
CSU Los Angeles
B.S. Art (2009)
  • Worked for the county of Los Angeles as a photographer, which led to work with graphic artist Lou Danzinger and American designers Charles and Ray Eames.
  • Co-founded Los Four, a Chicano Art Collective, with Roberto de la Rocha, Gilbert Lujan and Carlos Almaraz. The collective helped define and promote new awareness of La Raza through murals, publications and exhibitions.
  • Los Four’s historic 1974 exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art was the country’s first show of Chicano art at a major art institution.
  • Completed 15 murals throughout Los Angeles. His iconic freeway mural, “Going to the Olympics,” celebrated the 1984 Olympic Games.
  • Has shown extensively in the United States, Europe and Japan. Notable exhibitions include: “Hispanic Art in the United States” (Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C., and national tour) and “American Kaleidoscope” (National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.).
  • His painting, “The Death of Reuben Salazar,” hangs in the Smithsonian National Gallery of Art. Other works are featured in permanent collections in the National Museum of Art in Washington, D.C., the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Carnegie Museum in Oxnard, Calif.

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