Judithe Hernandez, a Chicana artist who achieved notoriety as a muralist in the 1970s, contributed important works in the Chicana/o Arts Movement
. Her work frequently incorporates indigenist imagery and the social-political tension of gender roles. Hernandez came of age as a woman and artist during intense socio-political mobilizations for Chicana/o rights and identity and became the fifth and sole female member of Los Four, an influential Chicano arts collective active in East Los Angeles and Highland Park. Hernandez contributes to our understanding of the operation, motives and internal gender-based conflicts
between the artists activists of that time.