José Campeche, Puerto Rican painter, was born in San Juan on January 6th, 1752. He studied with his father, who was also a painter, decorator and dorador. From 1775 to 1778 he studied with Luis Paret, a famous Spanish painter exiled in Puerto Rico. Campeche is considered the founder of Puerto Rican national painting and the most important painter in America during the 18th century.
Some of his most famous paintings are: the portraits of Ramón de Castro and Miguel A. de Ustáriz, the Virgin of Belen, the Virgin of the Rosary, Saint John the Baptist, the Sacred Family, the Bishop of San Francisco de la Cuerda and the Vision of Saint Anthony. Campeche also excelled in architecture and wood carving; he built the altar of Saint Anne’s church in San Juan and an altar-piece in Hormigueros. Campeche died on November, 7 1809.
Are calculate 400 to 500 paint of Campeche. The painting more knowledge of this painter was: El Naufragio de Power, El Sitio de Belen, El Nacimiento, El San Juan Bautista, un San Juan Napomuceno, La Reina de los Angeles, El Angel Caido, La Virgen del Rosario, La Virgen de las Mercedes, un San Jose ,Un Cuadro de Animas, un San Esteban, la Sacra Familia, un San Sebastian, La Vision de San Antonio, Desendimiento, San Francisco and picture of the king Carlos IV, Maria Luisa and Fernando