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Rupert Garcia
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French Camp, California
Chicano poster artist. MA, University of California, Berkeley, 1981 MA, San Francisco State University, 1970 BA, San Francisco State University, 1968 Lives in Oakland, California. One founder of Chicano art movement. Actively involved in civil rights movement and opposition to Vietnam War. Defines himself as a "critical artist," or more simply, a concerned human being. A twenty-five-year body of work speaks to issues of a shrinking global village, where ethnic and national boundaries have begun to warp. Garcia uses borrowed imagery, quotation, and juxtaposition of image and text as part of his strategy for critique and resistance.