Cortéz has illustrated, through his linoleum and woodcut prints, the struggle of Mexican and Native American people and workers in general in the United States. Being the oldest barrio artist, Carlos has served as a role model to several generations of Chicago Artists. He has been involved in the labor movement with the Industrial Workers of the World Organization and he has contributed with his graphics, poetry, and other writings to labor publications.
René H. Arceo
Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum
Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum Courtyard Gallery