Steve McQueen Monument 1971
Strother Martin Monument 1971
The Bride & Groom 1972-76
The Freeway Lady 1974
Hollywood Freeway near Downtown Los Angeles
Photo by Artie Twitchell, 2008
With my son Artie in the studio helping me paint the New Freeway Lady
The New Freeway Lady in-progress 2008
Portrait of the great artist, and my mentor at Otis College during 1975-77, Charles White. Pencil on Grumbacher's Hypro Paper, 12' X 4' 1977, now in the permanent collection of the LA County Museum of Art
The Holy Trinity with the Virgin 1977-78. This wall was suggested to me by Charles White, chairman of the Drawing Department at Otis College. It became my graduate thesis project.
With Clayton Moore circa 1977
With Clayton Moore in his Westlake Village home, circa 1977
Six LA Artists, Torrance, CA Unemployment Building 1979
Marta Chaffee Stang, Alonzo Davis, Paul Czirban, Oliver Nowlin, Eloy Torrez and Waynna Kato, all alumni of Otis College of Art & Design
Edward Ruscha Monument in-progress 1983
Height 6-stories, acrylic on concrete
Photo by Francois Duhamel circa 1985
Detail of the Ed Ruscha Monument at 1031 S Hill St in Downtown Los Angeles
Photo from Smithsonian Magazine
Gary Lloyd Monument 1982
Lita Albuquerque, study for mural 1983
Grand Avenue Alterpiece (Lita Albuquerque Monument) 1983
111th Street Jesus 1984
7th Street Altarpiece (Jim Morphesis Monument) 1984
Dr. J Monument, Philadelphia 1989
The LA Marathon Mural (detail) 1988-90
The Word (Logos) at Biola University 1990
The Harbor Freeway Overture 1990-93
(Monument to the LA Chamber Orchestra)
Violinist Julie Gigante 1992
Will Rogers Monument 1996
East wall of the historic California Theater
San Bernardino, CA
Will Rogers, pencil study for mural 1997
Will Rogers Monument 1998
West wall of the historic California Theater
San Bernardino, CA
Upper Lake Cowboy 2001
(Tony Oliveira Monument)
The Blessing 2002
Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, CA
Photo by my daughter, Aurora Cruz, Sept 13, 2009
In studio during October 2009. A companion portrait of President Ronald Reagan was also being painted, both for the center of the original Berlin Wall, being shipped to LA .
Pencil and watercolor hand study for 10-story painting of Michael Jackson. 1991
Walter Levi in front of a small portion of my Michael Jackson Mural at LOOK Gallery, April 2009, Downtown Los Angeles
Pencil studies of Presidents Kennedy and Reagan on fresco plaster maquettes of Berlin Wall. This was my original concept but I had to rethink it when the City of Berlin sent us 10 segments of the actual wall.
Painting JFK for segment of the Berlin Wall on its way from Germany to Los Angeles. November 2009 was the 20th anniversary of its great fall. The celebration was conceived by the Wende Museum of the Cold War in Culver City.
Painting the original idea on a temporary ground.
Actual wall from Berlin. I decided to paint half of the 2 presidents. Kennedy was the first to visit the wall and told the world that now "we are all Berliners."
My 2 portraits are shown here still in progress during November 2009. President Reagan caused controversy when he visited the wall and proclaimed, against all his advisers, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" Several months later the wall fell.