Location: Anaheim, California, United States
Rudy A. Torres, Artist, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in painting.
An artist and former owner of the Echo Park Gallery in Los Angeles, CA, Mr. Torres is a celebrated artist whose artwork includes such themes as Aztec and Mayan symbolism, surrealism, cultural realism, decorative skulls, and abstract art. Highly expressive with the use of rich color and fluid lines, Mr. Torres’ artwork has been honored in several exhibits across the United States, including at Harvard University, Chapman University, and Occidental College.
Born in East Los Angeles to a supportive mother and grandmother, who encouraged his choice of self expression, Mr. Torres received an education at East Los Angeles College, the Pacific Institute of Commercial Art, and Otis College of Art and Design. He has been featured in several one-man shows in California, as well as group exhibitions beginning in 1983. In addition, his work has been published in a number of newspapers and magazines, including the Gazette Newspaper in Long Beach, CA, the Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, and Downtown LA News.
In recognition of his exceptional achievements in art, Mr. Torres has accrued several accolades throughout his impressive career. In 1986, he received a Certificate of Appreciation presented by the City of Los Angeles for a mural he completed in the 14th district of Northeast Los Angeles. In addition, in 2005, he was presented with an Honorable Mention Award from the Latino Art Museum and Third Place Award by the Second City Council, and in 2006, the Latino Art Museum gave him a Third Place Award. Mr. Torres was the recipient of a Third Place Cash Award by Gallery Expo in 2010. Most recently, he won Honorable Mention Awards from the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art and the Museo Museum and Cultural Center in 2017.
Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018, Mr. Torres has also been highlighted in several editions of Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World.
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