Hector Ponce's Public Art Portrait Mural Tribute to Teacher Jaime Escalante and Actor Edward James Olmos
Juan Hector Ponce came to Los Angeles from El Salvador with a background in commercial illustration, creating a wide variety of both cultural and commercial murals in the Los Angeles area. According to the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, Ponce had long had the desire to create a portrait mural of East Los Angeles teacher Jaime Escalante, made famous by the film Stand And Deliver starring Edward James Olmos.
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