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Guide to the Luis C. Gonzalez papers CEMA 74
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Description
This collection contains graphic art posters printed by Louie "the Foot" Gonzalez, a prolific Sacramento, California based artist. He is a member of the renowned Royal Chicano Air Force, a collective of activist Chicano artists and actively supported the United Farm Workers of America and its leader Cesar Chavez for whom he produced posters. The posters, flags, and papers are 3 linear feet.
Background
Luis C. Gonzalez (aka Louie-the-foot) is a prolific Sacramento, California based artist whose paintings and poster art have been exhibited widely in this country and abroad. Born in Mexico City, Gonzalez settled with his family in Sacramento where he completed high school and attended Sacramento State University. His creative work as an artist began in the 1960's. Gonzalez is a member of the renowned Royal Chicano Air Force, a collective of activist Chicano artists with whom he became associated as a youth; he also became involved with the United Farm Workers of America and its leader Cesar Chavez for whom he produced posters. His concern and support for the farm workers is a recurring theme in much of Gonzalez' work.
Extent
3.0 linear feet (34 posters, 3 UFW flags, and 1 half-size document box)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special 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.
Availability
The collection is open for research.