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Hernandez (Ester) graphic art collection
CEMA 140  
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Ester Hernandez is an internationally renowned Chicana visual artist based in San Francisco, California. Her art represents her activism in sociopolitical movements that range from her involvement in pioneering the Chicano Arts Movement in the 60's, to pieces that highlight issues of social justice, civil rights, women's rights, and the Farm Worker Movement. This small poster collection includes 13 of Ester's artworks, including iconic pieces such as Sun Mad, Libertad, California Special and more. Materials range from 1976-2017 and are organized alphabetically in one flat-file drawer.
"Ester Hernandez was born in California's San Joaquin Valley to a Mexican/Yaqui farm worker family. The UC Berkeley graduate is an internationally acclaimed San Francisco-based visual artist. She is best known for her depiction of Latina/Native women through her pastels, prints and installations. Her work reflects social, political, ecological and spiritual themes.
2.17 Linear Feet 13 posters
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Research Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Research Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Research Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
This collection is open for research.