Born in 1906, Jose Antonio Velazquez is considered one
of the most important artists of Honduras.
He was also a sculptor and a photographer. He was
considered a Primitivist, and his depictions of the small towns around his
native country are colorful and bold. He exhibited his paintings at the
first Biennial of the Ibero-Americana Art in 1951.
At the invitation of the Pan-American Union, he
exhibited his paintings in Washington DC, and a documentary of his life was
produced in 1973, after which his work was exhibited worldwide. He died in
Another detail of this artwork is below.