Scope and Content
Title: Ester Hernandez Papers
Identifier/Call Number: CSRC.0047
UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
Language of Material:
0.4 linear feet
Date (inclusive): 1972-2005
Collection of articles about Ester Hernandez and her artwork. Collection includes various post cards, gallery cards and other
Illustrations of Hernandez's art.
Hernandez, Ester 1944-
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Chicano Studies
Research Center Library and Archive for paging information.
Copyright has not been assigned to the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center. All requests for permission to publish must be
submitted in writing to 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 item and is not intended to include or imply permission
from the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
[Identification of item], Ester Hernandez Papers, 47, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, University of California, Los
Gift of Ester Hernandez, 2006. Deed on file at the CSRC Archive office, 180 Haines Hall, UCLA
Ester Hernandez is one of the pioneers of the Chicano art movement. She grew up in the migrant farm-working community of the
central San Joaquin Valley of California and she experienced firsthand the farm-worker's struggle. She was surrounded by artisans
within her family: her mother continued the family tradition of embroidery from Central Mexico; her grandfather was a master
carpenter and made religious sculpture in his spare time; Ester's father was an amateur photographer and visual artist. Through
her personal involvement with the farm-worker community, Ester developed a great interest in community arts, committing herself
to "visually depict the dignity, strength, experiences and dreams of Latina women through printmaking and pastels." (E.H.)
Ester Hernandez has created art relating to farm-workers, pesticides, laborers, women's issues, civil rights and social justice.
Her work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C., UCLA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Mexican
Museum, Galería de la Raza and Internationally. As of this writing in 2006, Ester Hernandez teaches and manages at Creativity
Explored, a San Francisco art production and education center for developmentally-challenged adults.
Scope and Content
This collection of articles, press reviews, exhibition catalog excerpts, and illustrations about Ester Hernandez and her artwork
was compiled by the artist herself.
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In addition to these papers, Ester Hernandez has donated a small selection of serigraph prints. Please also see our SHG Research
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Ester Hernandez -- Archives
Mexican American women artists--California, Southern--Archival resources