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Eduardo Carrillo

Pasadena Museum of California Art

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Testament of the Spirit: Paintings by Eduardo Carrillo

An expansive exhibition of paintings by Eduardo Carrillo (1937–1997), a painter, teacher, and social activist known for advancing the recognition and appreciation of Chicano art and culture in California, goes on view this January. Carrillo’s oil paintings have alternatively been described as mystical, realistic, surreal, and visionary, while his intimate watercolours reflect his daily life through self-portraits, still lifes, and images of people and places he held dear. This exhibition highlights the artist’s creative efforts and his social importance, reflecting on his relationship to his native California as well as to his Mexican heritage. More than 60 paintings and watercolours spanning nearly four decades of the artist’s production will be on display. Eduardo Carrillo: A Life of Engagement, will be also screened at the museum during the run of the exhibition. Find out more about the ‘Testament of the Spirit’ exhibition from the Pasadena Museum of California Art’s website.

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Ed in the Garden (early 1990s), Eduardo Carrillo. Courtesy of Pasadena Museum of California Art

Ed in the Garden (early 1990s), Eduardo Carrillo. Courtesy of Pasadena Museum of California Art

Ed's Glasses (date unknown), Eduardo Carrillo. Courtesy of Pasadena Museum of California Art

Ed’s Glasses (date unknown), Eduardo Carrillo. Courtesy of Pasadena Museum of California Art

Untitled (Still Life with Santo Niño Candle) (1989), Eduardo Carrillo. Courtesy of Pasadena Museum of California Art

Untitled (Still Life with Santo Niño Candle) (1989), Eduardo Carrillo. Courtesy of Pasadena Museum of California Art

Self-Portrait (1960), Eduardo Carrillo. Courtesy of Pasadena Museum of California Art

Self-Portrait (1960), Eduardo Carrillo. Courtesy of Pasadena Museum of California Art

Las Tropicanas (1972–73), Eduardo Carrillo. Courtesy of Crocker Art Museum

Las Tropicanas (1972–73), Eduardo Carrillo. Courtesy of Crocker Art Museum

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