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Artwork copyright Barbara Carrasco. Photo courtesy of Washington State Arts Commission.

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Dolores Huerta, 2002

Barbara Carrasco
(American, born 1955)

Location: University of Washington, Seattle

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Barbara Carrasco's colorful print honors celebrated labor and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers labor union with activist César Chávez in the 1960s. A vocal and influential advocate for the rights of workers, women, and immigrants, and a fierce champion of ethnic diversity and equality, Huerta was the first recipient of the Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights in 1998, and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012. This piece was created in honor of Dolores Huerta's presentation of the 17th annual Ernest Galarza Lecture at Stanford University, and is an example of a body of work Carrasco has made of Huerta's image over the years. Speaking to her motivation to create these works, the artist has stated: "there are so many icons of men, and icons of women painted by men, that I wanted (as a woman) to create an iconic image of Huerta to recognize her as an equal of César Chávez and, historically, the most important negotiator for the United Farm Workers.” In 2008, The Girl Scouts of America created a merit patch about activism, based on Carrasco’s image of Dolores Huerta.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with University of Washington.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Los Angeles-based artist and muralist Barbara Carrasco creates striking paintings, murals and prints that reflect her Chicana heritage and explore themes of social justice. She created many images supporting the United Farm Workers.

Barbara Carrasco received her BFA from the University of California Los Angeles and her MFA from California Institute of the Arts. She has been the recipient of grants from the Andy Warhol Foundation/National Endowment for the Arts, the J. Paul Getty fund, and the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department.

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Work on paper - print

Medium

Silkscreen on rag paper

Dimensions

27 in x 28 in

ID Number

WSAC2005.027.000

Artist Location

California, United States

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

University of Washington

Artwork Location

University of Washington
Kane Hall, First Floor Lobby

WA County

King

Setting

Interior

Site Type

University

Address

UW Tower, T-12
Seattle, WA 98195

Geo. Coordinates

47.6565649154538 | -122.30942046627047

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