About the Artist
A Song For Cesar is extremely grateful to have the world renown Mexican Artist George Yepes create our original mural painting of Cesar Chavez and the farmworker legacy in a way that only he could. His artwork speaks to all the elements that A Song for Cesar depicts in a beautiful array of images and colors like no other of its type.
Take a look at George’s website to see why we are so honored and thankful that George Yepes took on the task of creating a painting that truly represents A Song For Cesar.
Born in a cross-fire hurricane beneath a meteor shower over Baja, then raised and educated in the crucibles of East Los Angeles, the meteoric double-barrel life of Painter/Muralist, George Yepes, continues to burn beyond the Los Angeles art world. Formed by a hard street life of poverty, and gang violence; this painter not only survived the gang violence of East L.A.’s toughest neighborhoods but he has also risen above and beyond the Chicano genre. Yepes’ oeuvre incorporates art and architecture, ethereally beautiful women, world history, religion and literature presented in powerfully charged atmospheres. Self-taught, with a refined renaissance bent; from religious iconography to erotica George Yepes brings a confidence and knowledge of his craft that calls to mind the great Velasquez and Titian, and the great Mexican Muralists. Imbued with a contemporary street sense, his paintings and murals combine the best of both worlds where bravado meets classical standards. [READ FULL BIO]