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Malaquias Montoya

2011
Author:

Terezita Romo

Malaquias Montoya

The first major book on the influential Chicano painter and printmaker

Working for more than four decades in a variety of media, Malaquias Montoya has pursued an artistic vision that promotes the dignity of labor, exposes assaults on human rights, and provokes resistance in the face of injustice.

Terezita Romo offers a comprehensive, lavishly illustrated monograph on one of Chicano art’s seminal artists.

An account that is exhaustive in its presentation, not only of Montoya’s life and the cultural and political issues of his times, but also in showing the sources and development of the work and writings that emerge from them.

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Working for more than four decades in a variety of media, from drawings and paintings to murals and the silkscreen prints for which he is best known, Malaquias Montoya has pursued a singular artistic vision that promotes the dignity of labor, exposes assaults on human rights, and provokes resistance in the face of injustice.

Montoya cofounded the influential Chicano artist collective known as the Mexican-American Liberation Art Front in 1968, inspiring a generation of artists and activists and continuing to do so today through his teaching and by widely exhibiting his overtly political and visually arresting works.

Awards

Second Place - Best Arts Book, 2012 International Latino Book Awards

Malaquias Montoya

Terezita Romo is curator of exhibitions at the Mexican Museum in San Francisco.

Malaquias Montoya

An account that is exhaustive in its presentation, not only of Montoya’s life and the cultural and political issues of his times, but also in showing the sources and development of the work and writings that emerge from them.

Choice