Trevino is celebrated as much for his photo-realism work -- “Mis Hermanos” (1976) belongs to the Smithsonian -- as his miraculously adaptive left hand. A boy wonder artist from San Antonio’s West Side, Trevino won his first contest at age 7 and studied as a teenager under William F. Draper in New York, but lost his right painting arm in Vietnam. Under the guidance of Sisters Tharsilla Fuchs and Ethel Marie Corne at OLLU, Trevino completed, “La Historia Chicana,” a 100-foot mural with his left hand. With one hand and 70 colors, he painted more than 150,000 ceramic tiles and fashioned them into a signature work, “Spirit of Healing,” a 90-foot mural on the face of Children’s Hospital of San Antonio.
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