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Jose Trinidad

 (born 1929)
Jose Trinidad is active/lives in British Columbia, California / Canada, Philippines.  Jose Trinidad is known for figure, landscape, still life, city view, birds, pet paintings, murals.

Jose Trinidad

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Jose Trinidad (1929) (1)

A well known western Canadian painter, Jose Trinidad was born in Manila, Philippines and has lived in Vancouver, Canada since 1969. His primary medium is oil paint; however, his works have also been reproduced as decorative prints. His subjects are figures, landscapes, still life, genre*, interiors, children, gardens, city views, boats, forests, birds and pets. His style is usually described as Impressionism*. His works were featured in “Pagtitipon: A Gathering”, an exhibition of works by Filipino-Canadian and Filipino-American artists co-hosted by the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver, at the Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver, B.C. in 2015.

Attached below is an excerpt from his biography courtesy of Harrison Galleries:

Jose Trinidad first enjoyed success as a painter in the Philippines. He received particular recognition for a mural commissioned to honour the visit by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson. He studied Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines, but was forced to quit school due to the loss of his father. However, he continued to paint and worked as a civilian artist at the Philippine Naval Base and the Army at Camp Crame in the fifties, before the Marcos regime. From there, he worked on his own as a mural artist with the top interior designer Ronnie Laing and for Rattan Arts. The Trinidad family immigrated to San Francisco in 1967 and eventually made Vancouver their home in 1969. Along the way, Trinidad studied and painted extensively in France, Spain, Italy and Switzerland. He still visits Europe to immerse himself in the settings of the Impressionists, such as Monet's famous garden at Giverny, France. In Spain and England, he seeks out the traditional houses and gardens.

Harrison Galleries, Vancouver
Capricci Gallery, Victoria
National Heritage Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA, USA
Gallery Americana, Carmel, CA, USA
Stanton Gallery, Texas, USA
Galerie Mihalis, Montreal
Galerie Mihalis, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
Gainsborough Gallery, Calgary
Le Febre Gallery, Edmonton
Source: Harrison Galleries website.
(1) Please note: Several sources, including the Canadian Heritage Information Network*, list Trinidad’s birth year as 1924. However, his (and his daughter Jae Dougall’s) dealer Harrison Galleries, Vancouver website says he was born on November 18, 1929. – M.D. Silverbrooke
Additional askART sources:

The Collector's Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction (2001), by Anthony R. Westbridge and Diana L. Bodnar (see askART Publications)

The Consulate General of the Philippines, Vancouver, Canada website

Canadian Heritage Information Network*

* For more in-depth information about these terms and others, see Glossary

Prepared and contributed to askART by M.D. Silverbrooke.

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About  Jose Trinidad

Born:  1929 - Manila, Philippines
Known for:  figure, landscape, still life, city view, birds, pet paintings, murals