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Carmen Lomas Garza



Carmen Lomas Garza is an American artist and illustrator. She is well known for her paintings, ofrendas and for her papel picado work inspired by her Mexican-American heritage.

Carmen Lomas Garza was born in Kingsville, Texas, in 1948. Inspired by her parent’s activism with the American G.I. Forum, Garza joined the Chicano Movement of the 1960s and 1970s. She is a graduate of the Texas Arts & Industry University, Juarez-Lincoln/Antioch Graduate School, and San Francisco State University where she earned her M.A. in 1981. Garza is a recipient of numerous awards and has exhibited her work in galleries and museums across the United States.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Carmen L. Garza (agent/press photo), 1999 Nov 11-14

Scope and Contents From the Collection:

The collection includes historical photographs of people, places, and events from locations across the Lower Rio Grande Valley, including but not limited to Brownsville, San Benito, Harlingen, Mercedes, Mission, and Rio Grande City. Photographs are in a variety of formats, including aerial, postcards, silver gelatin, etc.

Dates: Event: 1999 Nov 11-14

Carmen Lomas Garza Lecture, November 11, 1999

 File — BLIBR-0075-IA-N, Box: 2, Folder: 10
Scope and Contents

Folder includes materials related to artist Carmen Lomas Garza's lecture at UTB/TSC on 11/11/1999, including an event invitation and artist bio.

Dates: Event: November 11, 1999