Octavio Ocampo

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Octavio Ocampo

Octavio Ocampo was born in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico on February 28, 1943

He studied at the "La Esmerlda" Fine Art Institute, Mexico City (1961-1965) and the San Francisco Art Institute (1972 - 1974).
Made set designs for more than 120 Mexican and American films and set designs for plays.

Has been exhibiting since 1972, in Mexico, U.S.A., Canada, Latinamerica, Europe and Middle East.

His art work can be found in important collections such as:    

    * Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (Mexico City.)
    * Jimmy Carter Museum (Atlanta, GA.)
    * Reina Sofía Museum (Madrid, Spain)
    * Iconographic Museum of Guanajuato
    * Jane Fonda's Collection
    * Cher's Collection
    * Ted Turner's Collection, among others...

Soon will open the "Octavio Ocampo Museum" in his hometown.

Celebrity portraits for which Ocampo has been commissioned include:     

    * Jimmy Carter
    * Emilio Azcárraga Vidaurreta
    * Miguel Alemán Valdés
    * Miguel Alemán Velasco
    * José López Portillo
    * Jane Fonda
    * César Chávez
    * Cher (cover of her album “Heart of Stone”), etc...

Ocampo is also an excellent muralist. His work is in major buildings such as the Palacio Nacional (Mexico), Presidencia Municipal (Celaya), Institute of Technology (Celaya), Grossenbacher Oil Co.Harlingen, Tx.; Casa de Gobierno (Guanajuato) Among others.

Source: http://www.octavioocampo.com.mx/



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