Wayne Healy grew up in East Los Angeles.  He was educated as a engineer but in 1972 he met artists from the Mexicano Art Center and soon shifted careers and became one of the leading Chicano muralists. In 1975, he co-founded East Los Streetscapers with his childhood friend David Botello. Proud of his Chicano and Irish heritage, Wayne organized the first exhibit of Chicano artists  which traveled from Cork to Waterford and ended in Dublin, Ireland in 1983.  Since then he has also showcased Irish artists like  Micheal Costello in Los Angeles.


  1. Wayne Healy says

    O'Riley Ese,

    Looks chingón carnal, it brings it all back to my time in the Emerald Isle.

    O'healy El Wayno

  2. Hal Meier says

    Hello Wayne Healy –
    You may or may not remember me. My name is Hal Meier. You and I worked together at Hughes Aircraft Co. in the 1970’s and 1980’s. I will forever remember in my minds eye your mural on the DMV. I will always remember our happy times together with Frank Hatch, Bob Richards, et. al., drinking beers together at the “Stadium Club”. I followed your excellent work as the supporting mechanical engineer, for Harry Nelson’s Section, on the A-6 Program. My wife of 40+ years, Ellen, was providing training to Kaiser-Perm physians at their East L.A. Clinic today, May 20th. On the wall was one of your piecies of art, “An Ounce of Prevention”. I am touched and honored to be able to call you as a friend and colleage. Thank you for your extraordinary gifts of art. I sincerely hope that you are well, and propsering.
    With fond respect,
    Hal Meier

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