Interviews of brothers José and Malaquias Montoya conducted 1988 Feb. 28-June 2, by Eduardo Hernandez, for the Archives of American Art.
The Montoya's recall growing up as Mexican-Americans in a rural town in Colorado; moving to urban areas in California; their early education and development of their political awareness; and their artistic experiences, including their founding of the Royal Chicano Air Force, a group working primarily as muralists.
Place of publication, production, or execution: United States
Citation: Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with José and Malaquias Montoya, 1988 Feb. 28-June 2. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding: The digital preservation of this interview received Federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center. Funded through a grant from Metropolitan Life to document Chicano art.
Biography Note: José Montoya (1932-2013) was a Mexican-American poet and artist in Sacramento, Calif. Malaquias Montoya (1938- ) is a Mexican-American artist in Oakland, Calif. He and his brother José founded Royal Chicano Air Force, a group working primarily as muralists
Location Note: Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
interviewee: Montoya, José, 1932-2013
interviewer: Hernandez, Eduardo
Subject: Montoya, Malaquias
Subject: Royal Chicano Air Force
Record number: (DSI-AAA_CollID)13570
Record number: (DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211798
Record number: AAA_collcode_montoy88