Esteban Villa

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Esteban Villa (born August 3, 1930, in Tulare, California) is an American artist, known as a muralist.[1] A professor emeritus at California State University, Sacramento, his teaching career began in 1962 at the high school level and includes assignments at Washington State University, D–Q University, University of California, Davis, and numerous lecture and slide presentations, art exhibits and mural projects at universities mainly in California and surrounding states. He has served as an art consultant to schools and organizations including Centro de Artistas Chicanos, and has done art programs in the prison system. He is a founding member of the Royal Chicano Air Force,[1] a collective of artists, professors and students, which was formed amid the Chicano Movimiento's push for social and political rights.

In addition, Villa has been involved in the production of the KVIE-TV documentary Pilots of Aztlán, a film about the Royal Chicano Air Force, which he co-founded. This film, in which he appears along with other RCAF members, was aired on KVIE in January, 1995.[2] He exhibited a major survey of his paintings and related works at the Galeria Posada in February through March, 1995, titled The Art of Esteban Villa, and was in a group art show at Encina Art Gallery during Feb/March, 1995.


  1. ^ a b "Villa Art Ann Foot". 11 December 1999. Retrieved 20 December 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Pilots of Aztlán: The RCAF Flies Again". KVIE-TV. Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 13 August 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)