Ernest M Saenz

Freelance Portrait Painter & Mural Painter

Location:Chula Vista, California, United States
2 Skills
Greetings Dudes and Dudettes! I am a painter, muralist and sculptor. I apprenticed under Jirayr Zorthian+ who was mentored by Picasso; Gilbert "Magu" Lujan+, famed Chicano Artist; Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin, installation artist, painter. inter and thespian and Agustin Lira, musician, thespian and artist.

My forte is Grand Manner portrait painting. I have also nurtured two other strong styles of painting that can easily be identified as my signature work. One is Chicano Minimalism which I first Developed in 1968 and continue to refine.Gregg Stone, curator at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in Santana Ana, CA, dubbed me the Father of Chicano Minimalism. My other style is reminiscent of the Modern Art School ineage of artists dating back to Gustave Coubet which was passed on to me by master artist Jirayr Zorthian, the last of the Bohemians.

I have taught art to children and adults at various public schools and institutions. Currently, I am accepting requests for commissioned portraits and murals, and workshops and exhibitions.
Skills (2) Rating
Portrait Painting
Mural Painting