Willie Herrón III (born 1951) is an American Chicano muralist, performance artist and commercial artist.
In the early 1970s Herrón was founding members of the Los Angeles art collective, Asco, which also included Patssi Valdez, Gronk, and Harry Gamboa, Jr. Herrón and Valdez had been working on joint art projects since they were in high school together and for a time, Valdez and Herron dated. Herron was involved with Asco for about fifteen years.
Herrón's first major exhibition was with Gamboa and Gronk at the Mechicano Art Center in East Los Angeles in 1972. His art was also part of the Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation (CARA) exhibit that toured the United States.
Herrón's murals often incorporate the found imagery of existing graffiti into his own work.
He co-owns a commercial design studio.
Herron lends his assistance to struggling artists and those who struggle with their differences in traditional communities. He has been a "representative figure for the underappreciated Chicano and contemporary artist," especially after one of his well-loved murals was whitewashed.
- "The Wall that Cracked Open" 1972 
- "Asco: East of No West" 2011 
- "Luchas del Mundo", (destroyed) north side of the Hollywood Freeway at Alameda
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- Slowjoe (8 July 2009). "Willie Herron: Man or Myth?". LatinoLA. Retrieved 26 March 2015.
- Gomez-Quinones, Juan (2014). Making Aztlan: Ideology and Culture of the Chicana and Chicano Movement, 1966-1977. University of New Mexico Press. ISBN 9780826354679. Retrieved 2 April 2015.
- Oral history interview with Willie Herrón, 2000 Feb. 5-Mar. 17
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