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Frank Martinez(Los Angeles Times)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Frank Martinez, a noted Pacoima muralist whose works depicted Los Angeles and Chicano history, has died. He was 89.
His son, Frank, tells the Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/17lECFe ) that Martinez died on Aug. 17 of complications from diabetes and renal disease.
Martinez, who was born in LA to migrant farmworkers, infused his art with pride in his Mexican-American heritage. He studied at art colleges but never earned a degree.
He created works for public buildings, the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics, The Los Angeles Roman Catholic cathedral, the Smithsonian Institution and Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix.
His paintings sold to collectors in Europe and Australia.
Eventually, Parkinson's disease meant Martinez couldn't hold a brush without shaking but he continued to sketch almost until the day he died.
Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com
Copyright © 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
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