Claudio Talavera-Ballón is a local artist, Peruvian born, oil painter and muralist based in San Francisco.
His work has been shown in several art galleries, museums and universities internationally and in the U.S. including the U.S. Embassy, Lima, Peru; UCSF, the Peruvian Embassy, Washington D.C., UC Berkeley, the de Young Museum, and Galería de la Raza, San Francisco.
Miquel was born in Barcelona, Spain. He studied Industrial Engineering in college, where he started developing his drawing and design skills. In the early 1970's, he came to the United States and pursued his goal of becoming an architect by attending the University of Arizona.
He obtained a Master´s degree in Architecture. During this period, he studied watercolor painting.