Kent Twitchell

Biographical Information

Kent Twitchell (1942 - ) was born in Lansing, Michigan. After moving to Los Angeles in 1966, he attended East Los Angeles City College, Cal State Los Angeles, and received his M.F.A. from the Otis Art Institute. One of the city's most honored muralists, Twitchell executed a number of highly visible and distinctive murals in the Los Angeles area. His other completed works in downtown are the "Ed Ruscha Monument" (1987) at 1031 S. Hill, "Seventh Street Altar Piece" (1984) along the Harbor Freeway (largely destroyed by graffiti), the "Gary Lloyd Monument" (1983) at Towne and Fifth (painted out) and "Harbor Freeway Overture" (1992) on a parking structure overlooking the Harbor Freeway.

The text has been provided courtesy of Michael Several, Los Angeles, January 1999.

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