Rupert Garcia is active/lives in California. Rupert Garcia is known for poster artist-Chicago themes, mod portrait.
Biography from the Archives of askART
"Rupert García, born in French Camp, California, is a Chicano artist
who works in poster paint, oils and pastels. He studied painting
and received numerous student honors from Stockton Junior College and
San Francisco State University (SFSU), where he was influenced by Photo
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One of the leading artists in the Chicano movement of the late 1960s
and early '70s, García participated in the formation of several seminal
West Coast civil rights movement-oriented workshops and
collectives. He helped establish the San Francisco Poster
Workshop, which had been forced off the San Francisco State University
campus during the Vietnam War, and concurrent civil rights protests,
and Galería de la Raza.
After graduating from SFSU, García produced a signature work, a
portrait of Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara above the slogan "Right
On!" García has received numerous awards and honors, including an
individual artist fellowship grant from the National Endowment for the
Arts. In 1992, he received four major awards: The President's
Scholar Award from San Jose State University, where he has taught in
the School of Art and Design since 1988; the San Joaquin Delta
College's Distinguished Alumni Award; KGO-TV's Profile of Excellence
Award and the College Art Association's Distinguished Award for
Lifetime Achievement. In 1995, he received the National Hispanic
Academy of Media Arts and Sciences' Lifetime Achievement Award in Art.
The bulk of García's work is housed in the Archives of American Art at
the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Some early prints
are housed at the UCSB Library's California Ethnic and Multicultural
Archives. García wrote a biography of Frida Kahlo in 1983, Frida Kahlo: A Bibliography and Biographical Introduction. It was the first major study of the Mexican painter."
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