Chaz Bojorquez

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13, 1949
Los Angeles, CA
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13, 1949 (age 72)
Los Angeles, CA


Multimedia artist who is best known for his work in graffiti. He is often cited as being the godfather and pioneer of cholo writing. 

Before Fame

While growing up in Los Angeles, he would begin by tagging with his signature style across the city. He continued training at Chouinard art school (now Cal Arts) after high school, where he received traditional art education and studied Asian calligraphy under Master Yun Chung Chiang. He took this style back to the streets where he began his signature gothic style. 


He has been featured in a variety of press outlets including the Los Angeles Times and ACCLAIM magazine. 

Family Life

He was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. 

Associated With

His work was featured in the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles show Art In The Streets alongside fellow street artists Keith HaringJean-Michel BasquiatShepard Fairey, and Kenny Scharf