Fine Art Prints - Jaime Escalante Portrait in Charcoal

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Fine Art Prints

New Media
Size: Multiple sizes available

About The Artwork

In memory of the beloved teacher Jaime Escalante, this portrait in charcoal.

Jaime Alfonso Escalante Gutiérrez (December 31, 1930 – March 30, 2010) was a Bolivian-American educator known for teaching students calculus from 1974 to 1991 at Garfield High School in East Los Angeles. Escalante was the subject of the 1988 film Stand and Deliver, in which he is portrayed by Edward James Olmos.

Escalante taught mathematics and physics for 12 years in Bolivia before he immigrated to the United States.[4] He worked various jobs while teaching himself English and earning another college degree before eventually returning to the classroom as an educator.[5]

In 1974, he began to teach at Garfield High School. Escalante eventually changed his mind about returning to work when he found 12 students willing to take an algebra class.[6]

Shortly after Escalante came to Garfield High School, its accreditation became threatened. Instead of gearing classes to poorly performing students, Escalante offered AP Calculus. He had already earned the criticism of an administrator, who disapproved of his requiring the students to answer a homework question before being allowed into the classroom. "He told me to just get them inside," Escalante reported, "but I said, there is no teaching, no learning going on."[7]

Determined to change the status quo, Escalante persuaded a few students that they could control their futures with the right education. He promised them that they could get jobs in engineering, electronics, and computers if they would learn math: "I'll teach you math and that's your language. With that, you're going to make it. You're going to college and sit in the first row, not the back because you're going to know more than anybody."[8]

In 1993, the asteroid 5095 Escalante was named after him.[2]

This artwork was made entirely in charcoal on paper. It is NOT a photo of an existing artwork. It is a true original work of art. 

Fine Art Print Materials

UV photo print

The modern UV photo print paper (135 g/m²) is bleached to a bright white and offers the perfect foundation for reproducing the original colors with remarkable richness. A coating ensures it is incredibly robust and resistant to changes in temperature and splashes of water.

Hahnemühle Fine Art paper

This is the finest photo print in artful perfection: our superior pigment prints on Hahnemühle Fine Art paper.

Original Created: 2021

Subjects: Contemporary Art

Materials: The modern UV photo paper (135 g/m²) or and Hahnemühle Fine Art Print

Styles: Classic, Illustration

Medium: Charcoal

Details & Dimensions:

New Media Print: Available in UV photo paper and Hahnemühle Fine Art Print

Size: Different sizes available

Frame: Not Framed

Packaging: Ships in a tube

Shipping & Returns

Delivery Time: Typically, 7-10 business days for printing, shipping and handling for domestic shipments within the United States.

Returns: Returns are accepted within 14 days after the buyer receives the package in the mail. Buyer is responsible for shipping back the item to be returned.

Delivery Cost: Shipping is included.

Ships From: Altadena, CA