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Roberto Gutiérrez Roberto Gutiérrez was born in Los Angeles in 1943 as the youngest of nine children to a father who worked in the railroad yards and as a dishwasher. His family's lack of resources stimulated Gutiérrez's interest in simple and accessible things. He studied at Roosevelt High School and then went to the Philippines and Vietnam as a member of the United States Marines. Afterwards, he used the G.I. Bill to attend East Los Angeles Community College.

Ever since, Gutiérrez has worked in the company of peers at Self-Help Graphics and in his studio. His work has been widely shown in galleries throughout the Southwest and extensively distributed through the medium of posters depicting el barrio and Los Angeles. Gutiérrez's deepest source of satisfaction comes from the knowledge of who he is and what he has to offer the community-a vision of life as it is lived in all its glorious hues.

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Rooftops over East L.A.
e print, 29½" x 39½, 2005.
Original: Acrylic on canvas, 30" x 40", 1998.