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[Álvaro D. Márquez prints depicting migrant farm workers and other topics].
BANC PIC 2021.004--C folder 1; BANC PIC 2021.004--C folder 2; BANC PIC 2021.004
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[Álvaro D. Márquez prints depicting migrant farm workers and other topics]


Márquez, Álvaro D., creator, artist.


Self-Help Graphics and Art, Inc


Folder 1 (nos. 1-12) contains "Al Norte y P'atras", a 12-print series depicting various aspects of the experience of Mexican migrant farm workers in California's Salinas Valley (e.g. a farm and family in Mexico, the ordeals of broder crossing, waiting for work, labor in the fields, transfering money home to family, etc.). Folder 2 (nos. 13-17) contains a miscellany of other works by the artist, including scenes in Los Angeles, the feathered serpent Quetzalcoatl, and a portrait of legendary Californio bandit Tiburcio Vásquez.


2015 (issued)


1. La Cosecha (2017) -- 2. Al Norte (2017) -- 3. Asking for protection (2017) -- 4. El Coyote (2017) -- 5. Rio Grande (2017) -- 6. Sonoran Desert (2017) -- 7. Looking for Chamba (2017) -- 8. Headed to the fields (2017) -- 9. Salinas Valley (2017) -- 10. Las Taqueras (2017) -- 11. La llamada (2017) -- 12. Sharing the dream (2017) -- 13. Quetzalcoatl (undated) -- 14. Ave. 60 bridge (2015) -- 15. South Central - Broadway (2019) -- 16. Insurgente (2016) -- 17. Tiburcio Vásquez (2018)


Vasquez, Tiburcio -- 1835-1875 -- Portraits
Migrant agricultural laborers -- California -- Salinas River Valley -- Pictorial works
Emigration and immigration -- 21st century -- Pictorial works
Immigrants -- California -- 21st century -- Pictorial works


Title devised by cataloger.
Most prints signed and numbered by the artist.
Some sheets embossed with logo of print workshop Self Help Graphics & Art: SHG.
Álvaro D. Márquez prints pertaining to migrant farm workers and other topics, BANC PIC 2021.004, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase ; from Álvaro D. Márquez ; 2020.
Álvaro D. Márquez: B.A. Brown University; M.A. University of Southern California; M.F.A. California State University, Long Beach; adjunct faculty at Santa Monica College and Los Angeles Valley College. From the artist's website: "I am originally from the working-class migrant community of East Salinas, in California's Central Coast, where I grew up until I graduated from high school. I come from three generations of migrant farm workers, and my upbringing in this community informs my work as a Xicanx artist, researcher, and advocate in substantive ways. I am currently based in Los Angeles, CA, where I have lived and worked since 2008."



Physical Description:

17 prints in 2 folders : chiefly linocuts ; sheets 39 x 57 cm or smaller




BANC PIC 2021.004--C folder 1
BANC PIC 2021.004--C folder 2
BANC PIC 2021.004