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David Amoroso index, 2021-07-23

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc043_02_ind.pdf

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D.C. Oral History Collaborative (DCOHC) is a citywide initiative to train community members in oral history skills, fund new and ongoing oral history projects, connect volunteers with oral history projects, and publicize existing oral history collections. DCOHC is a project of DC Public Library, HumanitiesDC, and the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. This collection contains oral history interviews, transcripts, and indexes produced by DCOHC grantees.


  • Creation: 2021-07-23

Biographical / Historical

David Amoroso shows his admiration for Latin culture through his artwork. His artistic passion is divided between painting, photography, and block and screen prints. Although the majority of David’s work is dedicated to painting iconic portraits of everyday people, he also represents Mexican pop culture through his work. His involvement within the Latino art community has allowed him to create Mexican altars for Día de los Muertos and Guatemalan Alfombras de Aserrín. His art has brought him to exhibit and work in the D.C. metro area, California, Arizona, North Carolina, Mexico, Central and South America.


From the Collection: 1.13 Terabytes

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Team director (Mónica Haro Goytia) meets with visual artist David Amoroso to talk about his art, the inspiration of Mexican culture in his art and his memories around the Latino neighborhoods in Washington, D.C. (mainly Columbia Heights). The interview was done in English and Spanish, as both participants are bilingual.

Repository Details

Part of the The People's Archive, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library Repository

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Washington DC 20001