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CaptionRenowned muralist Luis Cervantes died at his San Francisco home Wednesday after a brief battle with cancer. He was 81. Mr. Cervantes co-founder of Precita Eyes Muralists a Mission District nonprofit that promotes the mural art form inspired generations of artists. "He influenced a lot of Chicano and La Raza artists and they influenced his work " said his son Luz De Verano Cervantes. "He was passionate about creating a message about one's roots. His murals were often about community the universal themes of life and transformation and the spirit of family and friends." Luis Cervantes and his wife Susan Kelk Cervantes opened the New Mission Gallery in the 1960s and in 1977 they started Precita Eyes Muralists whose mission is to produce urban community art through collaborations. [click link below for more]
HeadlineLuis Cervantes Nov. 1 1929-April 27 2005
URLhttp://www.carnaval.com/sf05/luis_cervantes.htm

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