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Manuel Acosta (1921 - 1989)  Artworks >>

Born in Chihuahua, Mexico, Manuel Acosta settled in El Paso, Texas where he became a painter, muralist, sculptor and illustrator. He studied at the University of Texas at El Paso and at Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles. He was also an apprentice to painter Peter Hurd in 1952 on a mural project about pioneer Texas, and the mural is located at the West Texas Museum in Lubbock. Working in oil, watercolor, clay, and fresco, Acosta exhibited widely including the Texas Water Color Society, the American Water Color Society, the Chase Gallery in New York and Art USA in Missouri in 1958. Illustrations include a portrait of Cesar Chavez for the cover of "Time Magazine" in 1969. Reference:

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