Ricardo Duardo (1952-2014) grew up in East Los Angeles and became an artist in the early 1970s just as Chicano art was emerging. At age 28 he enhanced his commitment to Chicano art with the founding of his first print studio, Hecho en Atzlan. He excelled in painting and print making, mentoring and working with hundreds of Latino artists in his highly acclaimed Eastside print studio, Modern Multiples. Shortly after his death in 2014, the McNay Museum in San Antonio honored him with a solo art exhibit of Pop Art. His paintings at the McNay featured many pop art images, including Marlon Brando, Pablo Picasso, Billy Holiday and Elvis Presley.
About The Author
Ricardo Romo earned a B.S. degree from the The University of Texas Austin; a M.A. degree in American History from Loyola University Los Angeles; and a Ph.D in American History from the University of California Los Angeles. Romo currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Southwest Research Institute, Board of Directors for the Brackenridge Park Conservancy, and Board of Directors for Humanities Texas. He is a member and past Vice President for The Philosophical Society of Texas.
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