Murillo was a prominent figure in the 1960s and 1970s Los Angeles art scene. Born in Mexico, he immigrated to the United States and settled permanently in the San Fernando Valley. He studied at San Fernando Valley State College (known today as Cal State Northridge) and received his Bachelors and Masters of Fine Arts. Murillo remained active in his community, teaching art and exhibiting his art in galleries in San Fernando Valley, CA and Santé Fe, NM.
Oscar Murillo (Mexican/American 1940-2017), “Abstract”, oil on linen, 36 x 76 inches, estate stamp on verso, circa 1965
Oscar Murillo (Mexican/American 1940-2017), "Abstract", pastel on paper, 37 x 34 inches, estate stamp verso, circa 1965