CARLOS ALMARAZ (Listed Mexico/California Modernist 1941-1989). Los Angeles Olympics, 1984, color poster, 32" x 23" (framed size: 44-1/2" x 32-1/2") signed in pencil lower right, from the signed edition of 750, full margins, published by the Olympic Committee with stamp lower left, framed with glass. Condition: We peaked inside the frame and we believe this poster is laid down; frame has a few nicks. Ships in frame with glass for $75.00; if you want us to remove the glass and ship it in frame we can ship for $60.00; if you want us to remove from frame and ship the print in the mat flat we can ship for $40.00.
Biography from the Archives of askART
Carlos Almaraz was born in Mexico City in 1941, and spent his youth in Los Angeles, California, and Chicago, Illinois. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles, and earned a Master's Degree at the Otis Art Institute in 1974.
Almaraz formed a group called Los Four with fellow artists Gilbert Lujan, Frank Romero, and Roberto de la Roche, and together they brought Chicano street art to the attention of the Los Angeles community. He created murals and other artwork for three years in support of Ceasar Chavez and the United Farmworkers Union. He was famous for painting a large mural, Boycott Gallo, on the All Nations Center in Los Angeles in the 1980s.
He is known for his paintings, pastels, and murals, often depicting city and street scenes. He has exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (1974) and participated in many group and solo-exhibitions.
2004 Chicano Visions - American Painters On The Verge Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego - MCASD La Jolla, La Jolla, CA
2002 Arte Latin -: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
2000 East of the River - Chicano Art Collestors Anonymos Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
1998 Hannah Höch, Mit Pinsel, Feder und Schere Galerie Remmert und Barth, Duesseldorf
Sources include: American Artist, February 2001 Donna Stein, Between Reality and Abstraction