Armando Campero (Mexican 20th c)
more artwork by Armando Campero is available at Jean Marc Gallery
Born in Mexico, Campero attended the San Carlos Academy of Art in Mexico City where one of his teachers was Diego Rivera. After receiving a one-year scholarship to study at the Fine Art School in Chicago, he then travelled to New York and Paris. He returned to Mexico and worked from 1949-1951 with Rivera on the mural project Lerma Tunnel.
In the mid-1960s, Campero came to Los Angeles and was among the first artists to paint murals in East Los Angeles. He also did murals in Chicago, St. Louis, Spain, France, Mexico, and Guatemala.
For almost 15 years he was a political cartoonist for La Opinion, Los Angeles's Spanish-language newspaper.