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The Dreamers
December 9, 2022

Maceo Montoya

Maceo Montoya was raised in a family of Chicano artists and writers.  He is the son of renowned painter Malaquías Montoya, brother of poet Andrés Montoya, and nephew of the late legendary poet José Montoya.  While destined to pursue a career in visual arts or language arts, Maceo forged his own path as both an artist and writer.  Maceo noted that visual art appeals to him more emotionally and physically, whereas the written word provided an intellectual understandingThrough his art, he assumes a responsibility to represent Chicano and Chicana stories – making them visible and highlighting their importance. 

The Dreams of San José, 2003

Acrylic on Canvas, 42 × 28in. Courtesy of Dr. Gilberto Cárdenas Austin, Texas