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ACOSTAACOSTA

1921-1989
Manuel Acosta was born in Mexico in 1921and his family moved to El Paso when he was an infant. He lived in El Paso his entire life until his untimely death in 1989. Manuel studied under Octavia Maggoffin Glassgow at Bowie High, designed sets and eventually went to Texas College of Mines . (later UTEP) where he studied with sculptor Urbici Soler. Manuel later collaborated with Peter Hurd on several murals. Acosta later received commissions for the Bank of Texas in Houston and the First National Bank of Las Cruces. He exhibited his paintings in many one-man shows across the U.S. and Mexico, also in the prestigious Chase Gallery in New York. There have been many exhibits here in El Paso, two since his death. Acosta is probably most well known for his portrait of Cesar Chavez that appeared on the cover of Time magazine and now hangs in the national Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. Acosta's beautiful paintings of the people and the Chicano lifestyle show his immense talent which was shorten by his premature death.

NOTE: All artwork purchases are subject to availability, since all these works are one of a kind. Sales are daily so to make sure the purchase is still available send us an e-mail or give us a call!

:: Untitled Profile :: "Peace" untitled
el paso art
Size: 21" x 15"
Media: pencil on paper
Year: 1958
Price:$2,700
texas art
Size: 16" x 14"
Media: pencil on paper
Year: c. 1950
Price:$1,500 SOLD
:: Mr. Acosta :: Still Life
el paso art
Size: 17" x 22"
Media: pencil on paper
Year: 1970
Price:$2,500
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Size: 16" x 20"
Media: Oil on Canvas
Year: 1950
Price:$4,500
:: Chavo :: Uncle Moncho Ramon Acosta Jr.
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Size: 13" x 11"
Media: Oil on Canvas
Year: c. 1955
Price:$3,400
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Size: 12" x 16"
Media: Oil on Canvas
Year: 1954
Price:$4,500 SOD
:: Bautizo :: Chava
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Size: 30" x 40"
Media: Watercolor
Year: 1980
Price: $8,500 SOLD
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Size: 20" x 16"
Media: Oil on Canvas
Year: c. 1950
Price:$4,000
:: Uncle Moncho Ramon Acosta Jr. :: Gregorio's Winter of '83
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Size: 16" x 14"
Media: Oil on Canvas
Year: 1974
Price: $3,000 SOLD
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Size: 24" x 36"
Media: Oil on Masonite
Year: 1983
Price:$12,000
:: Mi Ranchito :: Flowers for Sale
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Size: 30" x 40"
Media: Watercolor
Year: c. 1983
Price:$8,500 SOLD
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Size: 30" x 40"
Media: Watercolor
Year: c. 1983
Price:$8,500 SOLD
:: Nina (Artist's Sister) :: Nina Marie in a Blue Dress
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Size: 24" x 22"
Media: Oil on Canvas
Year: c. 1970
Price:$5,500 SOLD
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Size: 28" x 20"
Media: Watercolor
Year: c. 1970
Price:$3,500 SOLD