(1910 - 2009)
Jose Cisneros was active/lived in Texas. Jose Cisneros is known for book illustration-western history, painting.
Biography Jose Cisneros
Jose Cisneros has been described as a leading historical illustrator of
the Southwest. Although a painter, wood carver, writer and muralist,
his primary focus was recording through his illustration the history of
the Southwest border region.
Cisneros was born in Villa Ocampo,
Mexico in 1910. Here he received some schooling in El Valle de
Allende before traveling to Ciudad Juarez in 1925. Although
largely self taught, Cisneros crossed the Rio Grande to attend the
Lydia Patterson Institute in El Paso, Texas. In the 1930s he
began his illustration career while working odd jobs to support his
family. He introduced himself to Tom Lea, which led to his
long-term collaboration with Carl Hertzog, the famous
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