Almost 40 years ago, with his compatriots in the art collective Los Four,Frank Romero became the first Chicano artist to show at LACMA. In fact, it was the first Chicano art show in any big American museum. With his broad brush strokes and bright colors, Romero has continued to document life in LA — the cars, the freeways, the tragedies — on murals and smaller canvases.
For years, Romero lived and worked in the working-class Frogtown neighborhood by the LA River, but for the past eight years now, he’s been spending more and more time in France, inspired by Diego Rivera’s autobiography, other painters’ works, and his French-speaking wife Sharon.
“Out of Control”
Mister Thoms and Prof.Some
Rull Parking 2013
Camille Rose García