Birthplace: French Camp, California
Contemporary artist Rupert Garca is known as much for the political power of his work as for his strong, evocative graphics and rich colors. Between 1967 and 1975 he became recognized for his political posters, which dealt with race, politics, and the Vietnam War. Garca's silkscreen posters, etchings, paintings, and pastel portraits have been featured in hundreds of exhibitions. He has taught art in the Bay Area since 1969.