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Guide to the Leo Limon Papers CEMA 95
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
2.0 linear feet
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
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