Cultural leaders in a National City mural.

Last year locally and internationally renowned artist Mario Torero painted four murals for the San Ysidro Health building in National City, at the intersection of 8th Street and D Avenue.

The colorful faces depicted in these outdoor murals belong to labor and civil rights leaders: Cesar Chavez, Larry Itliong, Dolores Huerta, and Martin Luther King Jr. The faces of these cultural icons are rendered in Torero’s distinctive style.

Torero, co-founder of Chicano Park, is famous for his socially conscious artwork. You’ve likely seen his work elsewhere around San Diego.

I photographed the four postage stamp-like murals during a walk through National City.

Cesar Chavez mural by Mario Torero.

Larry Itliong mural by Mario Torero.

Dolores Huerta mural by Mario Torero.

Martin Luther King Jr. mural by Mario Torero.

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Richard Schulte

Downtown San Diego has been my home for many years. My online activities reflect my love for writing, blogging, walking and photography.

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