Manuel Acosta (1921–1989) was a Mexican-American painter and illustrator who was born into an impoverished family in Aldama, Chihuahua, Mexico, on May 9, 1921. His father, Ramón P. Acosta, had fought in the Mexican Revolution with Pancho Villa, and the Mexican Revolution was a recurring theme in Manuel's paintings. The family moved to El Paso, Texas, United States, in 1924. He was bludgeoned with a lead pipe and murdered on October 25, 1989 by a drunken Mexican national and is buried in the United States at Fort Bliss National Cemetery.

Property Value
dbo:abstract
  • Manuel Acosta (1921–1989) was a Mexican-American painter and illustrator who was born into an impoverished family in Aldama, Chihuahua, Mexico, on May 9, 1921. His father, Ramón P. Acosta, had fought in the Mexican Revolution with Pancho Villa, and the Mexican Revolution was a recurring theme in Manuel's paintings. The family moved to El Paso, Texas, United States, in 1924. Manuel Acosta served in the United States Air Force during World War II, and became an American citizen shortly after discharge. In the fall of 1946 he attended the College of Mines and Metallurgy (now the University of Texas at El Paso), where he studied drawing and sculpture under sculptor Urbici Soler (1890–1953). In 1952 he became an apprentice to painter Peter Hurd on a mural project about pioneer Texas located at the West Texas Museum in Lubbock. He spent a year at the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles and six months at the University of California, Santa Barbara, before establishing his home and studio in El Paso, Texas. He was bludgeoned with a lead pipe and murdered on October 25, 1989 by a drunken Mexican national and is buried in the United States at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. (en)
dbo:birthDate
  • 1921-05-09 (xsd:date)
  • 1921-1-1
dbo:birthPlace
dbo:deathDate
  • 1989-10-25 (xsd:date)
  • 1989-1-1
dbo:wikiPageExternalLink
dbo:wikiPageID
  • 13936619 (xsd:integer)
dbo:wikiPageRevisionID
  • 743317951 (xsd:integer)
dbp:almaMater
  • University of Texas at El Paso
dbp:deathPlace
  • El Paso, Texas
dbp:education
  • Peter Hurd, Urbici Soler
dbp:knownFor
  • Painting, sculpture, illustration
dbp:movement
  • Chicano
dbp:nationality
  • American, Mexican
dct:description
  • American artist (en)
dct:subject
rdf:type
rdfs:comment
  • Manuel Acosta (1921–1989) was a Mexican-American painter and illustrator who was born into an impoverished family in Aldama, Chihuahua, Mexico, on May 9, 1921. His father, Ramón P. Acosta, had fought in the Mexican Revolution with Pancho Villa, and the Mexican Revolution was a recurring theme in Manuel's paintings. The family moved to El Paso, Texas, United States, in 1924. He was bludgeoned with a lead pipe and murdered on October 25, 1989 by a drunken Mexican national and is buried in the United States at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. (en)
rdfs:label
  • Manuel Gregorio Acosta (en)
owl:sameAs
prov:wasDerivedFrom
foaf:gender
  • male (en)
foaf:givenName
  • Manuel (en)
foaf:isPrimaryTopicOf
foaf:name
  • Manuel Acosta (en)
  • Manuel Gregorio Acosta (en)
is dbo:wikiPageDisambiguates of
is dbo:wikiPageRedirects of
is foaf:primaryTopic of