Left: Frank Romero getting ready for his live interview for documentation. Right: Cousin Mary Helen-Chevy Nomad, serigraph
Cruisin’ Cars inspired by painter Frank Romero
Frank Romero was a pioneering figure in the Chicano Art Movement, and is best known as a muralist. He was raised in Boyle Heights in Los Angeles, with childhood memories of cruising around LA with his father. We can see that influence in his artwork of cars and cityscapes. Students created their own Cruisin’ Cars using the strong shapes and expressive paintstrokes like Frank Romero. They then added a cityscape inspired by their own neighborhoods. Learn more about Frank Romero HERE.