Frank Romero grew up in the culturally mixed, middle-class Los Angeles community of Boyle Heights and was well into his career by the time he developed a consciousness of being a Latino artist. During the height of the Chicano civil rights movement in the early 1970s, as a member of the Chicano artists’ group“Los Four,” he attained a new, high-profile status in the larger art community.
"I don’t know how to do anything else. I’ve done it all my life."
— Frank Romero, on his life as a painter