JOSÉ CAMARÓN BORONAT
Spain, 1731 – 1803
Spanish painter, engraver and illustrator, he was one of the most outstanding Valencian painters of the second half of the 18th century. Coming from a family of artists, he first trained in the workshop of his father, the sculptor Nicolás Camarón; he continued his studies under the guidance of his uncle, the miniature painter Eliseu Bonanat, who taught him virtuoso detail, and then, for a brief period, with the Rococo painter Miguel Posadas.
A teacher at the Santa Bárbara Academy in Valencia, San Fernando and San Carlos in Madrid, he was a good teacher and a prolific author of all genres.