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José Campeche is Puerto Rico’s first and most significant painter of the 18th-century.  He was born on January 6, 1751, to Tomás Campeche a freed-slave who purchased his freedom and to María Jordán originally from the Canary Islands.  Of Afro-Caribbean descent, Campeche learned his father’s trade of decorator and gilder asRead More →

Every year as summer comes to a close, I start looking forward to Hispanic Heritage Month celebrated from September 15th through October 15th.  This year, I’m thrilled to introduce a new series:  “Notable Hispanics: A Hispanic Heritage Month Series for Kids.”  Each Monday, I will be featuring a notable Hispanic,Read More →