John Pugh is active/lives in California. John Pugh is known for social commentary mural, trompe l'oeil, narrative illusion.
Biography John Pugh
A San Francisco Bay area artist especially known for murals, many in
trompe l'oeil style, completed a controversial mural in 2005 in Bishop,
California about the Owens Valley diversion of water from local use to
Los Angeles. The mural is called Drain and references the
buying of the river about 100 years ago by Los Angeles businessmen, who
then diverted the water about 200 miles---a move that allowed the urban
growth of Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Water Agency, still one of the largest property owners
in Bishop and a donor to the local mural society that commissioned Drain,
retaliated by withdrawing financial support of the mural project.
Representatives claim the mural stirs much ill will agai
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