Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles

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Raised in East Los Angeles, Richard Haro studied art at East Los Angeles College.  Haro did most of his murals during the 1960s and 1970s including a 40-panel work at Sierra Park Elementary School and a piece at the Watts Towers Arts Center.  He was also one of the first artists to exhibit at Goez Art Studio and Gallery. In more recent years Haro has painted portraits and taught art to the mentally disabled.

Simon Rodia's Original Home

Richard Haro
South Central LA

A giant hand holds a board on which sits the home of the creator of the Watts Towers, the Towers themselves, the homes of a few neighbors

Untitled (Jesus with open arms)

Richard Haro
Estrada Courts

From left to right it reads: "John 1:14 The creator became flesh so he could become a human sacrifice for your sins.

Learning to Make a Better World

Richard Haro
East LA

More than 40 panels. Designed by Haro and painted by students. Photo: © Robin Dunitz

Outer Space

Richard Haro
Estrada Courts

The Artist

Richard Haro
Estrada Courts

Photo: © Isabel Rojas-Williams