Happy Birthday: Carmen Lomas Garza
Carmen Lomas Garza is a contemporary painter who was born on September 12th.
Carmen Lomas Garza creates narrative paintings depicting childhood memories. The pieces share relatable stories of Mexican Americans.
Her works have been compared to Grandma Moses and Frida Kahlo but they also remind me of Faith Ringgold.
Her pieces have become so popular for their depiction of Mexican American culture and related stories that Garza has produced several books (below).
"I needed to turn the energy of that anger and frustration into a self healing process that would put me in a positive position to create art. Art that heals the wounds inflicted by racism. Art that elicits recognition and pride among Mexican Americans, while at the same time serve as a source of education for those not familiar with our culture." Carmen Lomas Garza