José Eliseu was born in Mexilhoeira Grand.
He studied at the School of Design (IADE) in Lisbon. Since 1980 is Art criticism in newspapers and magazines, where lives and befriends the greatest national and international artists.
It is represented in public spaces, particularly in his homeland, in existing ceramic panels in the Church and City Market. He created the logo for the Staff Association of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and has his works in private collections in Portugal and abroad, as well as the Museum Diogo Gonçalves (Portimão), Martins Correia Museum (Golegã) and Council of Amad.