Malaquias Montoya
Terezita Romo


A Ver: Revisioning Art History, Volume 6
July 2011

Working in a variety of media—from drawings and paintings to murals and the silkscreen prints for which he is best known—Malaquias Montoya has pursued a singular artistic vision for more than four decades. As a cofounder in 1968 of the Mexican-American Liberation Art Front, an influential artists’ collective, his work inspired a generation of artists and activists. Since the 1970s he has combined his role as a college professor with an ongoing commitment to community-based art making through talleres, or print workshops. For Montoya, making art cannot be distinguished from the artist’s social role as an educator, as a community member, and as a world citizen.
In this first major book on the artist, Terezita Romo offers a comprehensive exploration of Montoya’s work, which continues to depict strength and resistance in the face of injustice.
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ISBN (cloth): 
ISBN (paper): 
152 pages.
62 color illustrations.
7.5 x 9 in.
Available from the
University of Minnesota Press
$60.00 cloth
$24.95 paperback
2012 International Latino Book Awards
2nd Place, Best Arts Book in English