(1840 - 1912)
Jose Maria Velasco was active/lived in Mexico. Jose Velasco is known for painting.
Biography Jose Velasco
José María Velasco (1840-1912)
He was one of Mexico's most important and accomplished landscape artists. An academically trained painter who focused exclusively on the landscape of his native country, Velasco is best known today for his extraordinary, panoramic vistas of the Valley of Mexico. During his lifetime the artist won numerous prizes and awards in national and international competitions, and his work is admired for its technical proficiency and almost visionary clarity.
Velasco was born in Temascalcingo, a small town just a few miles northwest of Mexico City. His family were rebozo, or shawl, weavers, and when his father died in 1846, his mother moved the family to Mexico City. A precocious dra
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