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Dr Martin Luther King, Jr

Fernando painted this picture about 1992 when he lived and ministered in Los Angeles.  The desire to learn more about Dr.King, his life and his ministry, is what led Fernando to ask to come to the United States in 1966.  He did not put this picture into the format of a mural like many of his other paintings.  This is a more real life picture of Martin Luther King, Jr., unlike the symbolic painting “Free at Last,” which he did in 1968 shortly after Dr. King was martyred.  Dr. King’s pensiveness and his serious demeanor is what stands out in this picture.  The picture is on display at St. Brigid’s Parish in Watts (Los Angeles).