Kent Twitchell

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Birthday
17, 1942
Birthplace
Michigan
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
17, 1942 (age 76)
Birthplace
Michigan

About

Muralist best known for his large-scale depictions of celebrities that aspired to realism, not photorealism. The destruction of his mural "The Freeway Lady" led to a 1992 court battle that resulted in legal protection of murals as public art.

Before Fame

He studied art at California State University-Los Angeles and at Otis College of Art and Design.

Trivia

He painted "The King of Pop", a mural in honor of Michael Jackson, following the pop star's tragic death.

Family Life

He was born in Michigan to farmer Robert Twitchell and later settled with his family in Northern California.

Associated With

He painted a mural of Steve McQueen .