Artworks, Through the Eyes of Artists

East Los Angeles

East Los Angeles, Artemio Rodríguez

Project Description

Rodríguez illustrates how East Los Angeles cemeteries honor their diverse histories and reflect the community’s sense of family and soul.

Artist Statement

“There are at least 6 cemeteries in East LA…I think of a cemetery as a museum, a park and a garden. There you will find beautiful art pieces in the open air, palms and flowers.”

About the Artist

ARTEMIO RODRIGUEZ was an apprentice to the master printmaker Juan Pascoe in Mexico and awarded the Jovenes Creadores Award. He has published over 7 limited edition books. His work is included in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Mexican Fine Arts Museum, Chicago; and the Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach. He completed Modern Broadsides in association with Self Help Graphics and the Graphic Arts Council of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.