Jorge Alberto González is a realist fine artist, he was born in Cuba and emigrated to the U.S. with his family in 1965. His artistic process began as a child by observing the work of the Old Masters, because of this he is attracted to the realistic quality of the paintings of Caravaggio, da Vinci and Velazquez.
Jorge Alberto is fascinated with the drama of light and the deception of illusion, for this reason he enjoy creating works that have these qualities.
After an education in graphic design and working as a graphic designer, in 1991 he started attending the Schuler School of Fine Arts studying under master artist Ann D. Schuler. After graduating from Schuler’s he moved to Florence, Italy, where he continued his studies.
Jorge Alberto source of inspiration comes from surrounding himself with the items he is going to paint, this way becoming familiar with them and creating a connection important to his work. He is a recipient of many awards including the “Lorenso il Magnifico” bronze medal in painting from the 2001 Florence International Biannual of Contemporary Art, Florence, Italy. He also won best of show at the 2015 International Guild of Realism exhibition.
Jorge Alberto’s work is in many residences in the U.S. and Europe as well as in several public collections. He lives and works in Baltimore, MD and paints under the name of Jorge Alberto.