A b o u t t h e a r t i s t
Jose Castro was born in Matanzas, Cuba in 1947. He moved to Miami in 1961 where he has lived ever since. In 1999, he returned to his native Cuba to visit for the first time since he left. The experience was emotionally transformational and it allowed him to embrace his past and integrate it peacefully with his present identity.
Jose graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture. His professional career path took him from architecture to interior design in Miami where he practiced in several prominent design firms and ultimately his own.
Because of his creative nature, his life-long formal education invariably included art classes. The foundational concepts learned in architecture and design served him well after retiring in making a smooth and swift transition into the visual arts. Jose has painted in studio settings under the tutelage of accomplished and well-known artists such as Baruj Salinas and Pablo Contrisciani.
At present Jose makes art in his own studio in Miami.