The contents of the Ernesto R. Palomino Papers reflect the development of a Chicano artist from his 1950s era beginnings as
a Mexican American youth through his active participation in the Chicano cultural movement of the 1970s and 1980s. The material
in this collection provides reproductions of all phases of Palomino's career, including photos of his earliest drawings, his
sculpture, paintings, and color photocopies of his murals. Included in the papers are grant proposals and artistic statements
that reflect Palomino's goals, intentions, and breadth of accomplishments as an individual artist and as an activist educator
working with students and artists from various communities.
Ernesto Ramirez Palomino (December 21, 1933-) is a Chicano artist, educator and community activist. Palomino was born in Fresno,
California and continues to live in the San Joaquin Valley area with his wife, Joyce Alire Palomino (married August 27, 1967).
Together they have raised five children: Jocylen, Fresno, Joaquin, Billy, and Calvin. Since the Fall of 1970, Palomino has
taught at California State University in Fresno, first in the La Raza Studies Department, then in the Department of Art where
he is currently Associate Professor. Palomino's artistic media have included masks, drawings, 'found-object' sculpture, ceramic
mosaics, body art, easel and mural painting, as well as the production of a book and a film.
2.0 linear feet
1 box of clippings, 3 sketches, 4 videos, professional portfolio, and 1 slide tray
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