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Artist: Terry Schoonhoven

TERRY SCHOONHOVEN was born in Illinois. He received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin and attended graduate school in art at the University of California, Los Angeles. In 1969, he co-founded the Los Angeles Fine Arts Squad. In much of his work, Schoonhoven used a trompe l’oeil technique to incorporate his paintings into architecture. He received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the California Arts Council. He created the mural “City Above” commissioned by Home Savings Bank for the Figueroa Street entrance to 7th Street/Metro Center Station, as well as a mural at the Cal State LA Metrolink Station. Schoonhoven was a prolific painter of large scale public murals until his death in 2001.