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Published on Oct 15, 2013
Isabel Piczek (1941- ), was born in Hungary. She completed her first mural at age 14 in the famed Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome. Later she executed murals in Austria, Germany and Canada before moving to Los Angeles in 1956. Having received more than 450 commissions from churches located throughout the United States for murals, mosaics and stained glass windows, Piczek has become one of the nation's foremost muralists using Christian themes. Her work can be seen at many local churches, including St. Vibiana Cathedral, the Sisters new Chapel at Loyola Marymount University and St. Cornelius Church in Long Beach, which received the Ceramic Tile Institute's Grand Award. In 1979, The California Museum of Science and Industry exhibited her work and demonstrated the process by which she created her murals and stained glass.