Jorge Campos was born in a small town called Berlin in the Department of Usulutan El Salvador C.A. on the 20th of June 1964.
Jorge is a self-taught artist influence by his parents and sister who always talked and drew with him.
After the assassination of his mother by paramilitary death squads in 1980, Jorge moved to Costa Rica where he completed high school. It was there that he began to realize his talent as other schoolmates started to ask him to do their drawings for their assignments.
Jorge moved to Canada in 1984. By 1990 he began drawing faces from TV and in 1998 he began to draw faces from the Downtown Eastside. Jorge feels it is his experience with people from a diversity of backgrounds that inspires him to draw scenes from everyday life.
Jorge Campos has exhibited at Gallery Gachet, Carnegie Art Gallery and has been commissioned for many pieces. Jorge completed the Community Worker Program at George Brown College, Toronto, 1995.