Born on August 14, 1938 in the region of Chiapas, Mexico and died on September 8, 2004 in Chartres, Jorge Dubon (or Jorge Du Bon) was a Franco-Mexican architect and sculptor of great renown.

Jorge Dubon began his academic career in Mexico City at the National School of Painting and Sculpture “La Esmeralda”, before pursuing his architecture studies at the National University from 1956 to 1961. In order to further develop his skills, he went to Paris to attend courses at the Institute of Urban Planning and participated in the II and III Biennials of sculpture of the city of Paris in 1961 and 1963.

In 1967, he was invited as an artist to the School of Visual Arts in New York and received a grant from the Guggenheim Foundation in 1964. Winner of the Grand Prize for Sculpture of Middelheim in 1971, he is the author of one of the largest open-air sculptures in the United States in Los Angeles in 1983. Jorge Dubon also participated in about twenty international symposia, notably in Mexico, Hungary, Yugoslavia and Austria.

His works have been exhibited all over the world and he has received orders from the State, notably for the Olympic Games in Mexico in 1968 and for the Art Olympiad in Seoul in 1988. In 1992, he participated in the International Symposium of open-air sculptures in Madrid.

Jorge Dubon was one of the pioneers among the young artists of his country to adopt the technique of “direct carving”, characteristic of the art of the Aztec ancestors. He wanted to integrate his work into architecture in an urban setting, firmly believing that art should have its place in the street.