Professor of fine arts at UCLA as well as an American artist and activist who directed the Great Wall of Los Angeles.
She was not allowed to speak Spanish at school, and since she did not speak English very well her teachers would have her paint in the corner instead of studying with the other students.
She believed that in order to create world peace, the result must first be imagined. Therefore, she decided to begin painting the World Wall: A Vision of Future Without Fear, which showed the world with no violence. The project included work from artists all over the world.
Her father was Valentino Marcel, a man she never met. She was raised by her mother, Ortencia along with her half-brother Gary and her half-sister Diane. She had two aunts named Rita and Delia. Her grandmother's name is Francisca. Her stepfather was named Clarence Ferrari.
She was influenced and inspired by Diego Rivera's murals, and traveled to see them while attending a workshop in Mexico.