Arturo Garcia, born in Mexico 1977, was raised in Mexico and Spain. It was in Spain where he was introduced to the works of the Spanish Masters, and subsequently fell in love with Velazquez, Goya, and Sorolla. He attended The National School of Plastic Arts “San Carlos,” in Mexico City, where he graduated with honors. He began his career exhibiting in Mexico under the support and guidance of the celebrated Mexican author Carlos Monsivais. Shortly after, he moved to California and began his studies at The Atelier of Classical Realism. Not long after, Arturo became affiliated with “The Water Street Atelier” in New York City, the premier school for classical realism painters, under its leader and mentor, Jacob Collins. At The Water Street Atelier, he also studied with Michael Grimaldi, Dan Thompson, Travis Schlaht, Eduard Minoff, Tony Curanaj, Douglas Flynt, Kate Lehman, and Sara Lamb.
Almost immediately after exhibiting in the U.S. art collectors recognized the value and uniqueness of his work and his work was featured in numerous national arts magazines.
Arturo’s works includes still-lifes, landscapes, floral, interiors, figurative works, and sculptures.