Theme/Style Social Realism, Modernism
Media Oils, murals, graphic arts, photography, prints, drawings
Artistic Focus Emmy Lou Packard was known as much for her pursuit of environmental and feminist causes, civil rights, animal rights and political populism as she was for her art. As one exhibitor commented, “Her life and work define her not only as a Californian, but as an American and a citizen of the world.”
• Thanks to her father’s work as a California
farming official, Packard went with her family to Mexico as a teen. There,
her mother arranged for Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo to view the young
girl’s sketches, and it was their encouragement that propelled Packard
toward a career in art.
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