Jose Campeche y Jordan
(1751 - 1809)
Jose Campeche y Jordan was active/lived in Puerto Rico. Jose Campeche y Jordan is known for portrait and religious imagery painting.
Biography Jose Campeche y Jordan
José Campeche y Jordán is the first known Puerto Rican visual artist and considered by art critics as one of the best Rococo artists in the Americas. Campeche y Jordán loved to use colors that referenced the landscape of Puerto Rico, as well as the social and political crème de la crème.
Campeche was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His parents were Tomás Campeche (1701–1780) and María Jordán y Marqués. His father was a freed slave born in Puerto Rico and his mother was a native of the Canary Islands. His father, a restorer and painter of religious statues, was an early influence on the young Campeche's interest in the arts. Campeche was trained by Luis Paret y Alcázar, a Spanish court painter banished from Spain.
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