Kent Twitchell

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Date of Birth August 17, 1942
Place of Birth Michigan
Age 77 years old
Horoscope Leo

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Kent Twitchell is an American muralist who is most active in Los Angeles. He is most famous for his larger-than-life mural portraits, often of celebrities and artists. His murals are realism not photorealism according to Twitchell.

About Kent Twitchell

Muralist best known for his large-scale depictions of celebrities that aspired to realism, not photorealism. The destruction of his mural "The Freeway Lady" led to a 1992 court battle that resulted in legal protection of murals as public art.

Before Fame

He studied art at California State University-Los Angeles and at Otis College of Art and Design.


He painted "The King of Pop", a mural in honor of Michael Jackson, following the pop star's tragic death.

Family Life

He was born in Michigan to farmer Robert Twitchell and later settled with his family in Northern California.


He painted a mural of Steve McQueen .

Information related to Kent Twitchell

Artists from Lansing, Michigan

East Los Angeles College alumni

Otis College of Art and Design alumni

American muralists

Artists from Los Angeles

Latest information about Kent Twitchell updated on June 01, 2020.

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