The art of José Gamaliel González on display in Chicago

Saturday, August 24 marks the final day of the exhibit José Gamaliel González: The Artist at 80 at the Carlos & Dominguez Fine Arts Gallery in Chicago.

Dr. Marc Zimmerman, editor of Bringing Aztlán to Mexican Chicago, the autobiography of José González’s work and life, will be at the gallery from 2-4 p.m. walking people through the exhibit, showing slides and talking about the importance of González and other artists in the development of Chicago Latino art.

Born near Monterrey, Mexico, and raised in a steel mill town in northwest Indiana, José Gamaliel González studied art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Notre Dame. Settling in Chicago, he founded two major art groups: El Movimiento Artístico Chicano (MARCH) in the 1970s and Mi Raza Arts Consortium (MIRA) in the 1980s.

Below are some examples of González’s work, some of which are on display at the gallery.

Elizabeth Taylor and the world of Hollywood, 1953-54. Courtesy Gil Cardenas Private collection. Photo: Eric Nisly

Olmec panel Raza de Oro Hubbard Street mural panel, 1975
Campesina Woman VI, almost torn image, 1966

Photos courtesy Marc Zimmerman and The Gonzales fund.

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