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Montoya, José, 1932-2013  Search this
Hernandez, Eduardo  Search this
Montoya, Malaquias  Search this
Royal Chicano Air Force  Search this
Sound recordings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Sound recording, master: 7 sound cassettes (ca. 11 hrs.) analog.
Sound recording, duplicate: 7 cassettes
Transcript: 373 p.
Interviews of brothers José and Malaquias Montoya conducted 1988 Feb. 28-June 2, by Eduardo Hernandez, for the Archives of American Art.
The Montoya's recall growing up as Mexican-Americans in a rural town in Colorado; moving to urban areas in California; their early education and development of their political awareness; and their artistic experiences, including their founding of the Royal Chicano Air Force, a group working primarily as muralists.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with José and Malaquias Montoya, 1988 Feb. 28-June 2. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
The digital preservation of this interview received Federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center. Funded through a grant from Metropolitan Life to document Chicano art.
Biography Note:
José Montoya (1932-2013) was a Mexican-American poet and artist in Sacramento, Calif. Malaquias Montoya (1938- ) is a Mexican-American artist in Oakland, Calif. He and his brother José founded Royal Chicano Air Force, a group working primarily as muralists
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Mexican American art  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Mexican American artists  Search this
Painters  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Record number:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art