Oscar Murillo (Mexican/American, 1940 – 2017)
Untitled (tiger swallowtail), late 20th century
Oil painting with mixed media paint additions on canvas with wood panel shaped extensions
Signed to the canvas verso
Artist’s estate stamp to the verso
Oscar Murillo was a prominent figure in the Los Angeles art scene during the 1960s and 1970s. Born in Mexico, he immigrated to the United States and settled permanently in the San Fernando Valley where he studied at San Fernando Valley State College (known today as Cal State Northridge), receiving both his Bachelors and Masters of Fine Arts. Murillo remained active in his community, teaching art and exhibiting his art in galleries in San Fernando Valley, CA and Santa Fe, NM.
- accretions and surface wear to painting, with cracks and flaked paint loss scattered throughout; cracks in paint along seams where canvas and wood extension pieces are joined; edge wear to canvas and wood panels; stretcher marks to canvas.