Born on October 1, 1945, in Valencia, Spain. Jose Barbera began to paint at the age of ten. In 1957 he began his formal training in art. Due to the artistic ambiance that surrounded him, he began training at this early age. During his education and training, he studied under the Spanish professors, Mr. Genaro La Huerta and Mr. Santiago Rodriguez. "Barbera" began painting professionally when he completed his school training in 1973.
Since this time he has exhibited in galleries, including Sala Ticiano, Valencia in 1977, Galeriea San Horge, Alcoy, Alicante in 1980, Galeria Bachiller, Valencia in 1983, Galeria Ingres, Madrid in 1984, Galeria Gabarro, Sabadell, Barcelona in 1986, Galeria De Arte, Zaragoza in 1987, Galeria Belles Artes, Gijon, Asturias in 1988 and Galeria San Jorg, Alcoy, Alicante in 1990.
Awards received by "Barbera" include Premio Bienal De Pintura, Moncada, Barcelona, Premio Caja De Ahorros, Segorbe, Castellon, Premio Ayuntamiento De Castellon, Madalla Al Merito Del Ministerio De Informacion, Y Turismo de Madrid, 1 Premio Tema Local, Paterna, Valencia, 1 Premio Pintura Caja De Ahorros Onteniente, Valencia. The Town Hall in Paterna, Valencia displays the work of "Barbera".
The works of José Barbera are in private collections throughout America, Japan, Saudi Arabia, and Holland.