Jorge Camacho (painter)

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Jorge R. Camacho Lazo (January 5, 1934 – March 30, 2011) was a Cuban painter.[1]

Born in Havana in 1934, in 1952, he left law studies to dedicate himself to painting. In 1959, he met his colleague José Luis Cuevas and they both investigated the sources of Mayan culture.

Camacho arrived in Paris in 1959 where he met his friend Augustín Cárdenas. In 1961, he met the poet André Breton, and his work quickly began to take on surrealism as its point of departure .

His pictures deal with grief-stricken worlds where the most sophisticated esotericism includes an outstanding charm.

Camacho lived in Paris from 1975 until his death in 2011.


  • São Paulo honourable mention, 1959


  • Christian Nicaise, Jorge Camacho, les livres illustrés, L'Instant perpétuel, Rouen, 2009


  1. ^ obituary (Spanish) retrieved 4th April 2011