José Camarón y Meliá
(Segorbe, 1760-Madrid, 1819)
José Camarón y Meliá was born in Segorbe in 1760, the son of the renowned printmaker José Camarón Bonanat. He trained at the Escuela de Bellas Artes de San Carlos in Valencia and subsequently travelled to Rome. After his return to Spain he was appointed Court Painter to Charles IV, Director of Painting at the Royal Porcelain Manufactory and finally, Deputy Director of the Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, of which he subsequently became Honorary Director. Despite his important career and prominent position, the exact date of Camarón’s death is unknown.