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Among the Valiant

Artist
Richard Haro
Year
2010
Artwork Type
Mural
Media & Support
Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions
4 ft. 6 in.x 34 ft.* (1.4 x 10.4 m)
Department
Parks and Recreation
Location
Ruben F. Salazar Park Senior Center
3864 Whittier Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
District
1
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Location

Latitude: -118.190221 - Longitude: 34.023104
Image: Among the Valiant

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Description

From 2006 to 2009, seniors who frequent Ruben F. Salazar Park in East Los Angeles raised funds for a mural honoring local military service men and women. They hired artist Richard Haro to paint the mural who had created other murals at this location. The seniors solicited photos from the community of veterans and their families which Haro translated into the mural’s “photo montage” imagery.  

About the Artist

Raised in East Los Angeles, Richard Haro studied art at East Los Angeles College.  Haro did most of his murals during the 1960s and 1970s including a 40-panel work at Sierra Park Elementary School and a piece at the Watts Towers Arts Center.  He was also one of the first artists to exhibit at Goez Art Studio and Gallery. In more recent years Haro has painted portraits and taught art to the mentally disabled.