(1940-1911) Gilbert "Magu" Lujan was one of Los Four, who in 1973 formed an art collective to bring Chicano art to the attention of the mainstream art community of Los Angeles.
During those early years in 1970's, Lujan began doing murals in East Los Angeles. His work made many references to Chicano culture in Los Angeles: the hot rods and lowriders of contemporary car culture; ancient Mesoamerican forms as well as the artist's personal iconographical inventions. Lujan's strength has been combining whimsy and humor to create a conspicuous artistic language.
Academically well grounded, Lujan attended East Los Angeles City College, California State University at Long Beach and the University of California at Irvine, where he earned an MFA in sculpture.
Museums hosting his work include the LA County Museum of Art; the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, DC; the Brooklyn Museum and the Houston Museum of Fine Arts. Lujan's work is of course traveled as part of Cheech Marin's collection of Chicano art.