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Author Head, Anthony, 1968- author.

Title Spirit : the life and art of Jesse Treviño / Anthony Head ; with a foreword by Henry Cisneros
Edition First edition
Published College Station : Texas A & M University Press, [2019]


Description 1 online resource (xii, 242 pages) : illutrations (chiefly color)
Contents Foreword: Prospect Hill-the West Side's Foundation / Henry Cisneros -- Introduction: In Country (February 23, 1967) / Anthony Head -- The LBJ Years: Mexicans and Americans (1946-1961) -- West Side graffiti (1962-1965) -- The best in New York (1965-1966) -- Vietnam 1966 (1966-1968) -- Aztlan de San Antonio: Black canvas (1968-1972) -- Chicano Spring (1971-1974) -- "Who's going to buy that?" (1974-1979) -- Let's get on with it (1979-1989) -- West Side storyteller: Museum peace (1990-1995) -- Spirit and loss (1996-1999) -- Of murals, Mexico, and immortality (1999-2012) -- Afterword: Hay más tiempo que vida -- Acknowledgments -- Appendix: A partial chronology of Jesse Trevino's artwork
Summary As he lay bleeding in a Vietnamese rice paddy, his right arm shredded by shrapnel, artist Jesse Treviño realized that he wanted to honor and preserve his family and his cultural heritage through his artwork. After receiving a Purple Heart and undergoing two years of rehabilitative therapy and the amputation of his right forearm--including his painting hand--Treviño enrolled in San Antonio College, determined to learn how to draw and paint with his left hand. In 1974 he produced the impressive La Historia Chicana, a one hundred-foot-long work embracing six centuries of Mexican American heritage now on display inside the Sueltenfuss Library at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio. Since then, Treviño has completed many more paintings and public artworks, including Spirit of Healing, the nine-story hand-cut tile mosaic that graces Christus Santa Rosa Children's Hospital in downtown San Antonio. His work has been collected by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, and the San Antonio Museum of Art. Anthony Head's sensitive and elegant biography now offers readers an intimate view of the artist's life. Head captures Treviño's determination, artistic vision, and the deep pride in his Chicano heritage that he transmits to the world through his creations. Spirit: The Life and Art of Jesse Treviño promises to engage and inspire readers with its vivid portrayal of this triumph of art and the human spirit
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on March 29, 2019)
Subject Treviño, Jesse, 1946-
Treviño, Jesse, 1946-
Mexican American artists -- Texas -- San Antonio -- Biography
Artists -- Texas -- San Antonio -- Biography
Artists with disabilities -- Texas -- San Antonio -- Biography
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- Biography
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Artists, Architects, Photographers.
ART -- History -- General.
Artists with disabilities
Mexican American artists
Texas -- San Antonio
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Cisneros, Henry, writer of introduction.
LC no. 2018026360
ISBN 9781623497101