Rudy Torres was born in East LA., and he lived his early years in South Central CA. He grew up in the turbulent era of the first Los Angeles Riots, Vietnam War, Civil Rights movements and Social rebellion. By 1970 his family relocated to the Northeast side of LA., to El Sereno CA. Growing up in a dysfunctional family and in an environment making art, for Rudy it was a way to escape his difficult childhood. In high school he decided to take his passion to the next level and make a career out of his artwork. With the help of his mom and grandmother, Rudy started to show his artwork at galleries in the Los Angeles area. In 1983 he sold a couple of paintings and this helped him fuel his love for painting even more. So he started to showcase his work in more prestigious galleries that included Harvard University, Chapman University and Occidental College. Rudy’s work is in such great demand that he co-owned the Echo Park Gallery that closed down in 1991. His work has also been showcased in museums in Los Angeles and the renowned El Portal Restaurant in Pasadena. Many great artist including Raushenburg, Rosenquist, Bacon, Magritte, Dali, and Siqueros influenced Rudy. He is currently working on a Day Of The Dead and the Aztec calendar collection; soon to be featured in a few galleries. To check out more of his work, visit: www.artistrudytorres.com