Carlos Villa 1936-2013

San Francisco lost one of its treasures over the weekend. Carlos Villa was a artist, teacher and mentor to countless students in his 43 years at the San Francisco Art Institute. I was lucky enough to be his painting TA during my last year of grad school and was always amazed by his insight and generosity. He was an incredible creator, activist, and as most have commented in their refection of Villa, truly a beautiful spirit.

VillaPaintedCloak

See more of Carlos’s work here

One Comment

  1. Pamela Hughes

    Thank you for your wonderful post on Carlos Villa. I have a painting that I find interesting and it is signed Villa. It is of stylized flowers with a black background. It won\\’t allow me to copy onto this site. And it is signed just Villa. The frame is wooden and rather old and somewhat quaint. I was hoping to send you a copy of the painting to see if it could be some of his earlier work. I will leave you with my name and cell #You already have my email.Thank you ,Pamela Reisfelt Hughes