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Judithe Hernández

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1940s

1948

Judithe Hernández is born in Los Angeles.

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1960s

1965

Judithe Hernández receives the first Future Masters Scholarship from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), which allows her to attend Otis Art Institute.

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1970s

1970–74 1970

Judithe Hernández serves as resident artist for Aztlán: Chicano Journal of the Social Sciences and the Arts, published by the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center.

1972–74 1972

Carlos Almaraz and Judithe Hernández are friends and classmates at Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles. Almaraz graduates with an MFA in 1974.

1972

Judithe Hernández earns her BFA at Otis, where she studies under Charles White.

1972–74 1972

Carlos Almaraz and Judithe Hernández collaborate with El Teatro Campesino and the United Farm Workers as part of Los Four.

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1973

Carlos Almaraz cofounds the artist collective Los Four, which later includes Judithe Hernández.

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1970s 1974

Carlos Almaraz works for Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers as part of Los Four.

1974

Judithe Hernández becomes the fifth and only woman member of Los Four.

1974

Judithe Hernández, as part of Los Four, has an exhibition at Self Help Graphics & Art.

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1975

Carlos Almaraz and Judithe Hernández form Concilio de Arte Popular (CAP), an organization that unites Chicano artists throughout California.

1975

Judithe Hernández and Carlos Almaraz codesign the United Farmworkers Mural at the 2nd Constitutional Convention in La Paz, California.

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1970s 1976

Carlos Almaraz and Judithe Hernández produce several murals in Los Angeles.

1976

Mechicano Art Center invites Judithe Hernández and Carlos Almaraz to create murals at the Ramona Gardens housing project in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. What results are two joint mural projects, La Adelita and Homenaje a las mujeres de Aztlán.

1977

Carlos Almaraz cofounds Centro de Arte Público on 56th and Figueroa in Los Angeles. Judithe Hernández and other artists share a collective studio there.

1977

Carlos Almaraz, Judithe Hernández, Leo Limón, and Frank Romero create the collective Ave 43 Mural.

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1980s

1981

Carlos Almaraz and Judithe Hernández participate in Murals of Aztlán: The Street Painters of East Los Angeles at the Craft and Folk Art Museum of Los Angeles with other Los Four members.

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1984

Judithe Hernández moves to Chicago.

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2000s

2000s 2009

Judithe Hernández donates much of her collection to the National Museum of Mexican Art, including several works by Carlos Almaraz.

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2010s

2010

Judithe Hernández moves back to Los Angeles.

2011

Judithe Hernández has a solo exhibition of new work at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago titled La Vida Sobre Papel. Hernández credits the president of the National Museum of Mexican Art with jumpstarting her artistic career again in Chicago.

2011

Judithe Hernández is part of the Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A., 1945–1980.

2019

David Hammons, Judithe Hernández, and Suzanne Jackson are included in the group exhibition Life Model: Charles White and His Students at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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Carlos Almaraz David Hammons Suzanne Jackson Charles White Art Institute of Chicago Boyle Heights California Chicago Illinois LACMA Los Angeles Mechicano Gallery National Museum of Mexican Art Otis Self Help Graphics & Art UCLA Los Four United Farm Workers