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Finding Aid for the Roberto Gutierrez Collection 1960-2005
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Chicano artist Roberto Gutierrez is one of the most important artists to come out of the East Los Angeles artistic boom of the early 1970s. This collection of papers, prints, sketches and photos represents a small but significant portion of Gutierrez's historical record. Researchers who would like to indicate errors of fact or omissions in this finding aid can contact the research center at www.chicano.ucla.edu
Robert Gutierrez (b. 1943)is one of the most important artists to come out of the East Los Angeles artistic boom of the early 1970s and his artistic influences are all apparent in his works. Among these are Vincent Van Gogh, Edouard Manet (particularly his images of Parisian rooftops,) Chaim Soutine, José Clemente Orozco, Carlos Almarez and Diego Rivera. he also points to the German expressionism of the 1920s, for being, as he says, so much like the work of peers in the world of Latino art. He counts as milestone's in his career his trips to Paris and New York, and from both of these trips great bodies of work are now being created by Gutierrez and, moreover, his participation in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Group Show. Currently, Robert spends his time in his Pasadena neighborhood, sketching the Latino men and women doing those jobs that many others loathe or refuse to do as well as painting local cityscapes on canvas.
5 linear fee. comrpised of 6 flat boxes and 4 document boxes
For students and faculty researchers of UCLA, all others by permission only. Copyright has not been assigned to the Chicano Studies Research Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Archivist and/or the Librarian at the Chicano Studies Research Center Library. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Collection is open for research.