Last Rites Gallery is pleased to announce its 5 Year Anniversary Show that will feature over forty works of art by a selection of its acclaimed roster of artists. April 13—May 18, 2013. Opening Reception: Saturday, April 13, 7pm – 12am Continue reading
Octavio Ocampo was born in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico on February 28, 1943. He grew up in a family of designers, he first studied art as a boy with Professor Salvador Zuniga.
He was educated at the Fine Art Institute, Mexico City After being encouraged by Ruth Riviera, Diego Rivera´s daughter and Maria Luisa "La China" Mendoza after they saw his work.
In 1974 he graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute.
He had paint "biographical portraits" for celebrities in the United States and Mexico including President Jimmy Carter (commissioned by President Lopez Portillo and was presented as a gift from the United Mexican States), Jane Fonda, Cher (for the front and back covers of her "Heart of Stone" album), and Cesar Chavez.
Octavio Ocampo is one of 50 contemporary artists featured in Metamorphosis 2 (beinArt Publishing).