Chicano and Chicana, Hispanic-American and Mexican-American Art and Artists


This section of the Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) catalogue Topics in American Art is devoted to the topic "Hispanic-American Art including Mexican-American Art and Artists Chicano and Chicana Art and Artists." Articles and essays specific to this topic published in TFAO's Resource Library are listed at the beginning of the section. Clicking on titles takes readers directly to these articles and essays. The date at the end of each title is the Resource Library publication date.

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(above:  Carlos Lopez, Bounty, 1940, Treasury Department Section of Painting and Sculpture.  Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons*)

(above: Carlos Lopez, Design for Mural, Paw Paw, Michigan Post Office for the Treasury Department Section of Fine Arts, ca. 1940, watercolor over pencil on paper, 9 1/2 x 10 inches, National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the Public Buildings Service. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons*)


From Resource Library in chronological order:



Carlos Lopez: A Forgotten Michigan Painter, essay by George Vargas (1/20/16)

Luis Gutierrez: Another Kind of Truth; essay by John Zarobell (10/12/14)

When Attitudes Become Art; essay by Christian J. Gerstheimer (2/28/14)

Serigrafía (2/27/14)

Portraits (7/21/12)

Art Along the Hyphen: The Mexican-American Generation (9/12/11)



Eduardo Carrillo: Within a Cultural Context (9/25/09)

Albino R. Hinojosa: An American Realist (9/5/09)

Confronting History: Contemporary Artists Envision the Past (2/11/09)

Cultural Landscapes: The Art of Eddie Dominguez (6/12/08)

(above: Eddie Dominguez, Sierra Negra, ceramic, 23 x 20 x 8 inches. From Cultural Landscapes: The Art of Eddie Dominguez)


Enrique Martínez Celaya: Nomad (12/4/07)

Enrique Martínez Celaya: Nomad; essay by Peter Boswell (12/4/07)

A Century of Retablos: The Janis and Dennis Lyon Collection of New Mexican Santos, 1780-1880 (11/20/07)

Martín Ramírez (11/15/07)

Enrique Chagoya: Borderlandia (9/28/07)



Felix Lopez, Santero (9/28/07)

Patterns and Rhythms: Paintings by Anita Rodriguez (3/2/07)

Of Thee I See: Paintings by Max-Carlos Martinez, 1994-2006; with essay by Peter Spooner (1/26/07)

Miguel Luciano (12/14/06)

Santos and Retablos (11/28/06)

(above: Santo from the exhibit Santos and Retablos from Santos and Retablos)


CARAS VEMOS, CORAZONES NO SABEMOS. FACES SEEN, HEARTS UNKNOWN. A Blueprint to the Heart of Migration; essay by Amelia Malagamba-Ansótegui (8/28/06)

Chicano Art Crosses the Border; essay by Miki Garcia (8/28/06)

Caras Vemos, Corazones No Sabemos: The Human Landscape of Mexican Migration (8/28/06)



Taking the High Road: Art, Family and Legacy in Córdova, New Mexico (11/3/05)

Saint Makers: A Living Tradition in American Folk Art; with essay by Father Thomas J. Steele, S.J. (9/6/05)

Painted Faith: Traditional New Mexican Devotional Images; essay by Cody James Hartley (2/28/05)

Chicano (1/15/04)

En Celebración De Muerte: Offerings for All Souls' Day; article by Olga Torres-Reid (10/27/03)

Just Another Poster? Chicano Graphic Arts in California (5/23/03)

Our Saints Among Us: 400 Years of New Mexican Devotional Art (11/20/01)

Gaspar Enriquez: Elegy on the Death of César Chávez (9/2/01)

Salomón Huerta: Paintings (5/17/01)

Puerto Rican Santos de Palo: Sculptures Between Heaven and Earth (4/14/01)

Carmen Lomas Garza: A Retrospective (1/11/01)



Living the Tradition: Contemporary Hispanic Crafts from the Taylor Museum Collection (10/13/00)

Keeping Tradition Alive: The Political and Social Prints of Carlos Cortez (10/10/00)

Gustavo Victor Goler, Santero (9/24/00)

Arte Latino: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum (9/18/00)

Imágenes e Historias/Images and Histories: Chicana Altar-Inspired Art (5/19/00)

Enrique Chagoya: Locked in Paradise (5/7/00)

Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum (1/20/00)

American Nile: Field/Faith/Family (1/7/00)

Americanos: Latino Life in the United States (10/5/99)

The Latino Spirit: Hispanic Icons and Images (10/98)

Working Class Heroes: Luis Jimenez and Images from Popular Culture (4/13/98)

La Guadalupana: Images of Faith and Devotion (3/3/98)


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