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This profile was last updated on 3/20/14  and contains information from public web pages.

Faculty Member

Local Address: Los Angeles, California, United States
The Fresco School
100 Loma Ave #302
Long Beach, California 90803
United States

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Background

Employment History

  • Vice President
    Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles
  • Mural Instructor
    Biola University
  • Mural Instructor
    Fresco School, Los Angeles

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Co-Founder
    Artist & MCLA
  • Board Member
    Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles
  • Co-Founder
    Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles

Education

  • MFA
    Otis Art Institute
  • BA
    California State University , Los Angeles
118 Total References
Web References
The Fresco School - Faculty and associates. Fresco artist iLia Anossov (fresco), Fresco Plasterer Ian Hardwick, Public Muralist Kent Twitchell, Fresco Restorer Nathan Zakheim
frescoschool.org, 20 Mar 2014 [cached]
Kent Twitchell
As one of the most respected and recognized outdoor urban muralists in the world, Kent Twitchell, MFA 1977, doesn't have to promote his mural ideas to potential clients, the clients come to him.
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Anyone traveling around Los Angeles can hardly miss the mark Kent has made on the urban landscape.
With the support of Presenting Sponsor ...
www.sankofafineartplus.org [cached]
With the support of Presenting Sponsor JP Morgan Chase and a host of national and local partners, Sankofa Fine Art Plus has commissioned nationally renowned muralist Kent Twitchell to work with select local artists and community members to honor one of Karamu House's most successful alumnus, Ruby Dee.
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Twitchell will lead the artist apprentices in the creation and installation of the 40-by-36-foot mural of Ruby Dee from this summer on outside of the theater, 2355 E. 89th St. The apprentices will learn Twitchell's unique "Grid System" mural-painting method.
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Twitchell is a faculty member at the Fresco School in Los Angeles, the only art school offering curriculum in true fresco techniques and mural painting. His monumental murals have become tourist attractions in Philadelphia and Los Angeles.
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Renowned muralist Kent Twitchell needs a few good hands for larger-than-life-sized Ruby Dee mural planned for Karamu House
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However, Sankofa Fine Art Plus has invited the world renowned mural artist, Kent Twitchell, to immortalize the graceful actress on a mural for "Artovation," the Fairfax community mural project.
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"Her contribution to the performing arts, most notably to Cleveland's African-American theater tradition and Cleveland's historic Fairfax neighborhood, made Ms. Dee hands-down the perfect subject of this important mural project by one of the country's most celebrated mural artists, Kent Twitchell."
Twitchell will be the artist-in-residence for Artovation. The Los Angeles-based grand scale artist has already begun painting and constructing the 40-by-36-foot mural, which will be installed May 1-20, 2013 on the west-facing side of the historic African-American theater (2355 E. 89th St.) in Cleveland's Fairfax neighborhood.
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Twitchell is known for his unique "Grid System and Parachute Cloth" mural-painting method which uses acrylic paint attached to a non-woven polyester cellulose silk fabric blend.
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Twitchell is a faculty member at the Fresco School in Los Angeles, the only art school offering curriculum in true fresco techniques and mural painting.
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Renowned muralist Kent Twitchell needs a few good hands for
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However, Sankofa Fine Art Plus has invited the world renowned mural artist Kent Twitchell to immortalize the graceful actress on a mural, and local artists will have a number of opportunities to participate in the historic event.
Twitchell will be the artist-in-residence for the mural project entitled "Artovation.
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Twitchell is known for his unique "Grid System and Parachute Cloth" mural-painting method which uses acrylic paint attached to a non-woven polyester cellulose silk fabric blend.
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Twitchell is a faculty member at the Fresco School in Los Angeles, the only art school offering curriculum in true fresco techniques and mural painting.
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famed muralist Kent Twitchell.
June 14, 2011 (Cleveland, OH) - Cleveland ethnic arts nonprofit Sankofa Fine Art Plus was recently awarded a $50,000 grant from the JP Morgan Chase Foundation to support its ArtOhio Project - Muralist Training Program.
For the project, famed mural artist Kent Twitchell will work with up to a dozen local artists to complete a life-size portrait of Ruby Dee, an actress with Cleveland roots whose early days were shaped by Cleveland's historic Karamu House theatre.
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Twitchell, of Los Angeles, has earned a following of art enthusiasts, celebrities and community arts advocates for his signature mural painting style. He pioneered a process which uses silk or polyester parachute fabric as an interface material. He then uses a conventional grid system and parachute cloth method.
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"We are delighted to have the opportunity to partner with Sankofa Fine Art Plus and JP Morgan Chase Foundation to bring Kent Twitchell's cutting edge work to Cleveland," said Karamu House Executive Director Gregory J. Ashe.
Panelists: Eric Bjorgum, Karish & Bjorgum ...
www.bureauofartsandculture.com, 1 May 2014 [cached]
Panelists: Eric Bjorgum, Karish & Bjorgum Intellectual Property Law; Felicia Filer, Department of Cultural Affairs' Director of the Public Art Division; Willie Herrón III, Artist & MCLA's restorer; José Huizar, LA City Councilmember 14th District; Allison "Hueman" Torneros, Artist; Kent Twitchell, Artist & MCLA's Co-Founder.
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Kent Twitchell has been an artist and street muralist since the late 60s. He painted his first signed murals in 1971, "Steve McQueen Monument" in Downtown LA and "Strother Martin Monument" in Hollywood. Kent has painted "The Hollywood Freeway Lady", "The Bride & Groom", monuments to visual artists Ed Ruscha, Lita Albuquerque, Jim Morphesis, Gary Lloyd, and others. 
People
www.lamurals.org, 31 Jan 2012 [cached]
President and co-founder of MCLA with Kent Twitchell. Artist. Publisher and editor of ArtScene, guide to Southern California galleries and museums (also a Web site at http://artscenecal.com). Past president of L.A. chapter of Artists Equity Association.
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KENT TWITCHELL Artist and muralist, perhaps Los Angeles' pre-eminent muralist.
Art Conservation of Gorgeous Realistic Mural at Biola University - Kent Twitchell /Scott Haskins | Fine Art Conservation Laboratories (FACL, Inc.)
www.fineartconservationlab.com, 12 Sept 2011 [cached]
This video link of the art conservation/restoration of monumental realistic beautiful outdoor mural by Kent Twitchell at Biola University will take you to the dedicated page for this project. Kent teamed up with Scott Haskins to resolve difficult conservation questions and FACL's Virginia Panizzon helped with the color matching and color development processes.
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Kent Twitchell is the leading muralist in Los Angeles, known world wide. Put his name into Google and pack a lunch cause there's a lot of interesting stuff to read. His murals are always huge, gorgeous, realistic and interesting.
He is also the co-founder of the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles and is a driving force to get outdoor murals protected from graffiti. He's been doing murals for decades.
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This entry was posted in Murals and tagged art conservation, art restoration, Biola Jesus, Biola University, Kent Twitchell, Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, Mural conservation, outdoor murals, Scott Haskins.
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