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César Martínez César Martínez, born in Laredo, Texas, was a major figure in the Chicano art movement on the late 1970s and 1980s. He is based in San Antonio, where he makes portraits that have become icons of Texas art history. Martínez's work has been included in the landmark exhibits, La Frontera/The Border: Art about the Mexican-U.S. Border Experience; CARA-Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation 1965-1985, and Hispanic Art in the United States. He has also shown at the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, Chicago; Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City; the San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio; and the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston.

This painter of fine arts and printmaker is primarily known for his Bato series of portraits of pachucos and rucas. He also paints abstracted landscapes that incorporate Aztec imagery and history, and creates constructions made of found wood.

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Hombre que le Gustan las Mujeres
(The Man Who Loves Women).
print, 39¾" x 36½", 2005.
Original: Oil on canvas, 44" x 54", 2000.