Lummis Day Festival honors a master printmaker

Lummis Day 2015

Wayne Healy’s sketch of Richard Duardo | Martha Benedict

MOUNT WASHINGTON — The Lummis Day Festival features numerous artists as it celebrates the arts and culture of Northeast L.A. But on Saturday, the festival focused its attention on honoring the legacy of one artist, printmaker Richard Duardo, who died last year at age 62.

Duardo, who was born in Boyle Heights and grew up in Highland Park, was a major figure among Chicano artists and  also created fine art prints for such such high-profile artists as David Hockney and Shepard Fairey.

On Saturday, Duardo was praised during a tribute at the Southwest Museum. Meanwhile, Duardo’s brother, Oscar, made screen prints in the museum courtyard.

The Lummis Festival continues today, with events at several locations.

Lummis Day 2015

Oscar Duardo, Richard’s brother, starting to work on a screen print | Martha Benedict

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