Jose Quessada was a Mexican artist born in Xicotencatl, Tamaulipas. Looking for a better life, His incestors had immigrated to America from various parts of Europe at the beginign of the XXth century,.
Quessada’s childhood was a very conservative but laid back one. His parents were hardworking people, often moving from town to town in search for better opportunities. Because of this, Quessada learned to observe and be adaptable at a very young age.
By the time of his 35th birthday, already a married man and father of five, Quessada got accepted into the prestigious art school “La Esmeralda”, where he would go on to study for 10 years.
Because he was a family man and his main focus was the wellbeing of his children and wife, Quessada’s stay at the school was abnormaly long. In the end , this turned out to be a blessing in disguise. His long stay at the school resuled in him experiencing an incredible amount of trends and techniques ,that would eventually enrich his style so much, that by the end, it would be easy for him to acquire a strong position in the art scene of the time.
In this museum you will explore Quessadas evolving style and learn how he managed to open doors in both Mexico and Europs’ art scenes. He, in fact, ended up spending half of his profesional career in Paris, France.
After his death in 2010, Quessada had left a legacy of more than 500 works of art, including paiintings, sculptures and engravings , which expertly reflect the mexican and european climates of the 60’s, 70’s 80’s and 90’s.
CURATORIAL WORK / MUSEOGRAFIC SCRIPT Rosaura Dib