Andy Zermeno: Old West Funeral Procession P1452

Drawing, pen and ink, of an old west funeral procession. Signed, Andy Zermeno. 20 x 15.

Andy Zermeño was born in Salinas, California and grew up in an agricultural working class neighborhood. He graduated high school in 1954 and was awarded a scholarship to attend the California College of Arts and Crafts. Four years later after transferring to the Art Center School of Design, his brother Alex introduced him to Cesar Chavez. Soon afterward, Chavez requested that Zermeño design a logo for the United Farm Workers Union and begin drawing cartoons for the newly founded newspaper, El Malcriado . Zermeño worked at the paper until 1971 when he returned to Los Angeles to become a freelance illustrator.