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GONZALO J. PLASCENCIA became interested in painting murals following a high school course in Mexican-American history. This combination of Mexican/Chicano History and Art led him to create several noteworthy murals and paintings featuring both historical and contemporary figures from the Mexican and Chicano experience. The mural captures the evolution of Mexicano and Chicano history from the founding of Tenochitlan to the Chicano Movement period. It became so popular that it has been used for the cover of a textbook, greeting cards and is widely distributed as a poster.Born in Cuidad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, Plascencia's family moved to California where he attended Alisal High School in Salinas, California. He also attended San Jose State and Cal State Northridge majoring in Chicano Studies and Art. He presently lives in El Paso, Texas where he works on developing a variety of creative projects in painting.

460 Years of Chicano History

Gonzalo Plascencia
Downtown LA

This mural was originally featured inside of the Victor Clothing company. Photo © Gonzalo Plascencia