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Untitled (Cityscape)

Roberto Gutierrez
Artwork Type
Media & Support
Acrylic, watercolor on paper
1 ft. 6 1/4 in.x 1 ft. 10 1/4 in.* (0.5 x 0.6 m)
Public Library
City Terrace Library
4025 East City Terrace Drive
Los Angeles, CA
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Latitude: -118.177952 - Longitude: 34.055913
Image: Untitled (Cityscape)

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About the Artist

Roberto Gutiérrez (b.1943) is a native Los Angeles painter known for his dense cityscapes most notably from the vantage point of East L.A. where he went to high school and college. His rooftop views of the city are inspired by Vincent Van Gogh and Édouard Manet and his portraits of urban Latino men and women laborers are in the vein of the Mexican social realist painters José Clemente Orozco and Diego Rivera. Gutiérrez is described as “one of the most important artists to come out of the East Los Angeles artistic boom of the early 1970s” by the University of California Los Angeles’ Chicano Studies Research Center who house several of his prints in their special collections library. He is also in the prominent and much toured collection of Cheech Marin. His work was included in the 2008 exhibition Los Angelenos/Chicano Painters of L.A.: Selections from the Cheech Marin Collection at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He currently has a solo exhibition at the Fremont Gallery in South Pasadena titled Los Angeles Noir which pays homage to his childhood in Los Angeles’ Chinatown.