Carlos Almaraz1941-1989

Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum
Chicago, IL

$7,500 to acquire work by the painter for the museum’s permanent collection and the group exhibition Mexicanidad. Mexican-born, Almaraz worked in New York and in Los Angeles where he received recognition as a muralist in the early 1970s. Painted with fiery colors that depict turbulent urban landscapes, his work reflects social concerns of Mexican-Americans such as immigration, discrimination, and the farm workers’ movement.