Jorge Alberto González was born in Cuba in 1949 and emigrated to the United States with his family in 1965. His appreciation for art began when he was a child by observing the works of the Old Masters. He is captivated by the realistic quality of Caravaggio, da Vinci, and Velazquez. Jorge first began his study of art at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. In 1975 he earned a Bachelor of Fine Art Degree with a focus in graphic design. His talent for design led to an 18 year career with Baltimore’s WJZ-TV in the graphic art department, akso working with make-up and set design. From 1991 to 1994, he studied fine painting at the Schuler School of Fine Arts in Baltimore, and a year in Florence, Italy. He received a bronze medal for his work from the 2001 International Florence Biennial of Contemporary Arts.
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