The Leo Limon Papers spans from 1971 to 2008. The collection contains correspondence, documents concerning various Los Angeles-area
events, and a photo album that holds both professional and personal photographs that cover the past thirty years. Limon, one
of the most distinguished artists of the Chicano Art Movement, is both an important artist and prominent community activist.
Over the years, Leo Limon has earned recognition and accolades from his peers and colleagues throughout the professional art
world, and he has enjoyed widespread popularity with the community as a leader and role model. His activities date back to
the very formative years of the Chicano Art Movement, and over that time, his work has reflected the vision, aspirations and
images of his surroundings and roots. Leo has always been a cultural worker and an arts ambassador for East L.A. and the Chicano
community. In the early years he was very influenced and involved with the art group Los Four and worked with Carlos Almaraz,
the MeChicano Art Center, Plaza de La Raza, Centro de Arte Publico, and the Saturday Tutor Art Class, directed by Bill Tara
at Otis Art Institute.
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