José Higuera, Spanish realist painter, was born in Germany, in Cologne, in 1966. His family had Spanish origin and moved to Spain when he was only 2 years old. Since he was very young, he was very interested in drawing and painting. Since his interest for art was growing, his family gave him all the necessary tools in order for him to start painting. When he was only ten years old he started oil painting. His grandmother on his mother’s side decided that he had to take some drawing and painting classes from local painters. He learned with them the basic drawing techniques and how to paint landscapes. He is an autodidact but he also has influences from the creative movements that he discovered and that shaped his own style. Reality in all forms is the main theme of his work.
His first exhibitions were received with a growing interest and he started selling very soon. This encouraged him to go on in the not always simple path of art, of art as a job.
He worked exclusively during two years for the exhibition and auctions gallery Rodsua in Madrid. This gave him the experience and personal contacts needed for him to devote himself to painting as a sole activity. He also has a lot of exhibitions in different art galleries in Spain.
He currently lives in Cantabria (Spain), where reality as theme continue being his art...