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.
Carlos Almaraz Dec. at 48 (1941-1989) from Mexico City, Mexico
Carlos Almaraz (October 5, 1941 – December 11, 1989) was a Mexican-American artist and an early proponent of the Chicano street arts movement.
Gus Arriola Dec. at 91 (1917-2008) from Florence, Arizona
Gustavo "Gus" Arriola (July 17, 1917 – February 2, 2008) was a Mexican-American comic strip cartoonist and animator, primarily known for the comic strip Gordo, which ran from 1941
Carlos Saldaña (born February 13, 1954) is a Mexican comic-book creator and comedian.
Judy Baca Age 72 from Huntington Park, California
Judith Francisca Baca (born September 20, 1946) is an American Chicana artist, activist, and University of California, Los Angeles professor of Chicana/o Studies in the School of Social Sciences ...more
Enrique Chagoya Age 66 from Mexico City, Mexico
Enrique Chagoya (born 1953) is a Mexican-born painter and printmaker. His subject is the changing nature of culture.
Rafael Vargas-Suarez Age 47 from Mexico City, Mexico
Rafael Vargas-Suarez (born 1972), 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 ...more
David Gonzales Age 55 from Richmond, California
David Gonzales (born 1964 in Richmond, California) is a Mexican-American cartoonist, apparel designer, and toy designer. He is the creator of the Homies line of toys.
Manuel Gregorio Acosta Dec. at 68 (1921-1989) from Mexico
Manuel Gregorio Acosta (1921–1989) was a Mexican-born American painter, illustrator, muralist, sculptor and illustrator. His work received more recognition during the Chicano movement, and his ...more
Peter Coffin Age 47 from Berkeley, California
Peter Coffin (born 1972, Berkeley, California, United States) is an artist based in New York City. Coffin's work is exhibited internationally and featured in several prominent collections. Peter ...more
Franco Mondini-Ruiz Age 58 from San Antonio, Texas
Franco Mondini-Ruiz (born 1961) is an American artist who lives and works in San Antonio, Texas and New York, New York. He is of Mexican and Italian descent. According to art critic Roberta ...more
Miguel Angel Reyes Age 55 from Colima, Mexico
Miguel Angel Reyes (born 1964) is an American artist and professor of art. Reyes was born in Colima, Mexico in 1964. He emigrated with his family in 1975 to the United States and took up ...more
John August Swanson Age 81 from Los Angeles, California
John August Swanson (born January 11, 1938) is an American visual artist working primarily in the medium of serigraphy, as well as oil, watercolor, acrylic, mixed media, lithography, and ...more
Mark Vallen Age 66 from Los Angeles, California
Mark Vallen (born 1953) 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 ...more