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A List of Famous Hispanic Artists, with photos! These are some of the most well known Mexican Americans in the United States. Currently, over 10% of the population of the United States is Hispanic. Mexican American culture is robust and full of history, with a focus on family. The people on this list vary in importance, from Mexican American heroes to simple sources of pride within America's Mexican community. These lists include as many famous hispanics as possible, that said, finding all of them would be a very difficult task. Mexican immigrants are an important part of the fabric that is the great American melting pot. They include many important, distinguished, and notable people within the USA.

Kat Von D is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Hispanic Artists
Kat Von D age 35 - Kat Von D, best known as Kat Von D, is a Mexican-born American tattoo artist, model, musician and television personality. She is best known for her work as a tattoo artist on the TLC reality ...more

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Edgar de Evia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Hispanic Artists
Edgar de Evia Died at 93 (1910-2003) - Edgar Domingo Evia y Joutard, known professionally as Edgar de Evia, was a Mexican-born American photographer. In a career that spanned the 1940s through the 1990s, his photography appeared in ...more

Jhonen Vasquez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Hispanic Artists
Jhonen Vasquez age 41 - Jhonen C. Vasquez is an American comic book writer, cartoonist, and music video director. He is best known for creating the Nickelodeon animated series Invader Zim and the comic book Johnny the ...more

Carlos Almaraz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Hispanic Artists
Carlos Almaraz Died at 48 (1941-1989) - Carlos Almaraz was a Mexican-American artist and an early proponent of the Chicano street arts movement.

Javier Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Hispanic Artists
Javier Hernandez age 50 - Javier Hernandez is an American artist, comic book creator, and radio host from Whittier, California. Perhaps best known for creating the popular series, El Muerto: The Aztec Zombie, the ...more

Gus Arriola is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Hispanic Artists
Gus Arriola Died at 91 (1917-2008) - Gustavo "Gus" Arriola was a Mexican-American comic strip cartoonist and animator, primarily known for the comic strip Gordo, which ran from 1941 through 1985.

Guillermo Gómez-Peña is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Hispanic Artists
Guillermo Gómez-Peña age 62 - Guillermo Gómez-Peña is a Chicano performance artist, writer, activist, and educator. Gómez-Peña has created work in multiple media, including performance art, ...more

Manuel Neri is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Hispanic Artists
Manuel Neri age 85 - Manuel Neri is an American sculptor, painter, and printmaker and a notable member of the "second generation" of the Bay Area Figurative Movement.

Carlos Saldaña is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Hispanic Artists
Carlos Saldaña age 68 - Carlos Saldaña is a Mexican comic-book creator and comedian.

Judy Baca is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Hispanic Artists
Judy Baca age 69 - Judith Baca appeared in the 2011 documentary film Voces Vivas.

Richard Dominguez is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Hispanic Artists
Richard Dominguez age 55 - Richard Dominguez is an American comic book artist and freelance storyboard illustrator. Best known for creating the popular series El Gato Negro, Dominguez publishes his comics through his ...more

Alberto Mijangos is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Hispanic Artists
Alberto Mijangos Died at 82 (1925-2007) - Alberto Mijangos was a Mexican American artist and painter. Mijangos was born in Mexico City. Mijangos dropped out of school in Mexico. However, he went on to study at the San Carlos Art Academy ...more

Enrique Chagoya is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Hispanic Artists
Enrique Chagoya age 64 - Enrique Chagoya is a Mexican-born painter and print-maker. His subject is the changing nature of culture. He was born in Mexico City in 1953. He was partly raised by an Indian nurse who helped ...more

Alfonso Arana is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Hispanic Artists
Alfonso Arana Died at 78 (1927-2005) - Alfonso Meléndez Arana was a Puerto Rican painter. Arana was born in New York City from Mexican father and Puerto Rican mother. When he was young, the family moved to San ...more

Rafael Vargas-Suarez is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Hispanic Artists
Rafael Vargas-Suarez age 43 - Rafael Vargas-Suarez, more commonly known as Vargas-Suarez Universal, is a contemporary artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. Born in Mexico City, Vargas-Suarez was raised in the ...more

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David Gonzales is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Hispanic Artists
David Gonzales age 53 - David Gonzales is a Mexican-American cartoonist, apparel designer, and toy designer. He is the creator of the Homies line of toys.

Manuel Gregorio Acosta is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Hispanic Artists
Manuel Gregorio Acosta Died at 68 (1921-1989) - Manuel Acosta was a Mexican-American painter and illustrator who was born into an impoverished family in Aldama, Chihuahua, Mexico, on May 9, 1921. His father, Ramón P. Acosta, had fought ...more

Peter Coffin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Hispanic Artists
Peter Coffin age 43 - Peter Coffin is an artist based in New York City. His work is exhibited internationally and features in several prominent collections. Peter Coffin is currently collaborating with Al Jaffee ...more

Laura Molina is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Hispanic Artists
Laura Molina age 58 - Laura Molina, born December 15, 1957, is a Mexican-American artist, musician, and actress from Los Angeles, California. Molina is perhaps best known for her Naked Dave paintings and being the ...more

Daniel Martin Diaz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Hispanic Artists
Daniel Martin Diaz age 50 - Daniel Martin Diaz is a Mexican American artist whose work has gained him international renown. His style is a combination of Northern European Art, Spanish Colonial Art, Surrealism, and ...more

Rafael Navarro is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Hispanic Artists
Rafael Navarro Rafael Navarro is an independent American comic-book artist best known for creating the Xeric Award winning series, Sonambulo, which cleverly blends elements of Lucha Libre and the noir genre. ...more

Franco Mondini-Ruiz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Hispanic Artists
Franco Mondini-Ruiz age 56 - Franco Mondini-Ruiz is an American artist who lives and works in New York, New York and San Antonio, Texas. He is of Mexican and Italian descent. According to art critic Roberta Smith, his work ...more

Miguel Angel Reyes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Hispanic Artists
Miguel Angel Reyes age 51 - Miguel Angel Reyes is an American artist and professor of art. Reyes was born in Colima, Mexico in 1964. He immigrated with his family in 1975 to the United States and took up residing in ...more

John August Swanson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Hispanic Artists
John August Swanson age 77 - John August Swanson is an American visual artist working primarily in the medium of serigraphy, as well as oil, watercolor, acrylic, mixed media, lithography, and etching. Swanson studied with ...more

Mark Vallen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Hispanic Artists
Mark Vallen age 62 - Mark Vallen is an American activist with Chicano and other issues, curator, figurative realist painter, and blogger, who runs the Art for a Change web site; he founded The Black Moon web site ...more

Yolanda Lopez is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Hispanic Artists
Yolanda Lopez age 73 - Yolanda M. López is an American painter, printmaker, educator, and film producer. Her work focuses on the experience of Mexican American women and often challenges ethnic stereotypes ...more

Ester Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Hispanic Artists
Ester Hernandez age 73 - Ester Hernández is a San Francisco-based Chicana visual artist best known for her pastels, paintings, and prints of Chicana/Latina women. Her work contains political, social, ecological, ...more

Emigdio Vasquez is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Hispanic Artists
Emigdio Vasquez Died at 75 (1939-2014) - Emigdio Vasquez was an American artist and muralist.

Mister Cartoon is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Hispanic Artists
Mister Cartoon Mark Machado, better known as Mr. Cartoon or more commonly just Cartoon, is a Mexican American tattoo artist and graffiti artist based in Los Angeles, California. Since the age of eight, Mr. ...more

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Esteban Villa is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Hispanic Artists
Esteban Villa age 85 - Esteban Villa is a nationally recognized artist and muralist. A professor emeritus at California State University, Sacramento, his teaching career began in 1962 at the high school level and ...more

Gilbert Luján is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Hispanic Artists
Gilbert Luján Died at 71 (1940-2011) - Gilbert "Magú" Luján was a well known and influential Chicano sculptor, muralist and painter. He founded the famous Chicano collective Los Four that consisted of artists ...more

Martín Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Hispanic Artists
Martín Ramírez age 55 - Martín Alonso Ramírez Ramírez is a Colombian former road bicycle racer. He won the Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré in 1984.

Gronk is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Hispanic Artists
Gronk age 58 - Gronk is the pseudonym of Chicano painter, printmaker, and performance artist Glugio Nicandro. His work is collected by museums around the country including the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Jerry De La Cruz is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Hispanic Artists
Jerry De La Cruz age 67 - Jerry De La Cruz is an American fine artist born and raised in Denver, Colorado. He currently works out of his studio in the Santa Fe District in Denver, Colorado and out of his studio in the ...more

Fortunato Arriola is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Hispanic Artists
Fortunato Arriola Died at 45 (1827-1872) - Fortunato Arriola, born in Cosala, Sinaloa, Mexico, was a painter of portraits and luminous tropical landscapes that were very popular in San Francisco, California, where he came to live in ...more

Cecilia Alvarez is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Hispanic Artists
Cecilia Alvarez age 65 - Cecilia Alvarez is American Chicana artist known for her oil paintings and murals depicting themes of feminism, poverty, and environmental degradation in the United States and Latin America. ...more

Mauricio Toussaint is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Hispanic Artists
Mauricio Toussaint age 55 - Mauricio Toussaint is a contemporary artist of French and Mexican descent. Toussaint entered the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara to obtain a degree in architecture. During this time, he was ...more

Luis Jimenez is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Hispanic Artists
Luis Jimenez

Elsa Flores is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Hispanic Artists
Elsa Flores age 60 - Elsa Flores is a Chicana artist. She is one of the best known Chicano street art movement propulsors.

Carlos Dorrien is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Hispanic Artists
Carlos Dorrien age 67 - Carlos Dorrien is an American sculptor of Mexican descent. He studied at Montserrat School of Visual Art and at Massachusetts College of Art. He later joined the faculty of Wellesley College, ...more

Roberto de la Rocha is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Hispanic Artists
Roberto de la Rocha Robert Isaac "Beto" de la Rocha is an American painter, graphic artist, and muralist. He was part of the Chicano art collective Los Four for a few years. De la Rocha was also ...more

Chaka is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Hispanic Artists
Chaka age 55

Gualberto Orozco is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Hispanic Artists
Gualberto Orozco

Galo Canote is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Hispanic Artists
Galo Canote

Xavier Martínez is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Hispanic Artists
Xavier Martínez

Harry Gamboa Jr. is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Hispanic Artists
Harry Gamboa Jr.