THE ROMERO COLLECTION
As a member of the 1970s Chicano art collective, Los Four, Frank Romero and fellow artists Carlos Almaraz, Beto de la Rocha and Gilbert Lujan, were instrumental in bringing the Chicano art movement to the attention of the broader arts community. Los Four's historic 1974 exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art was the country's first show of Chicano art at a major art institution.
Since then, Romero has successfully balanced a career in both the public and private arenas. He has completed over 15 murals throughout Los Angeles, and was a key contributor to the 1984 Olympic Arts Festival with “Going to the Olympics,” a large scale mural which adorned one of Los Angeles’ busiest freeways (Highway 101).
The prints on this page are from the personal collection of Frank Romero, who collected from fellow printmakers working at Self Help Graphics in Los Angeles during the period of the 1980's and 90's. They represent some of the best work done at Self Help Graphics during the period.