Illustrator of Visual Aids for Departments of Science, Social Studies & Foreign Languages (English & French), Normal Teachers College, Santa Clara, Cuba, Marta Abreu Central University, and the Department of Pedagogy, University of Havana, Cuba.
Art Teacher, Private & Public Schools of the Board of Education, Cuba.
Artist, Silvestri Display Co., Chicago, Illinois.
Senior Interior Display Designer, Marshall Field & Co., Chicago, Illinois.
José Bernal Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
High School Art Teacher/Chairman of Art Departments of Von Steuben and Steinmetz (1980s-1990s), Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, Illinois.
José Bernal made a donation of 300 of his artworks to the National Parkinson Foundation in Miami, Florida, for the exclusive purpose of raising funds for Parkinson Disease research.
Fundraiser Benefit for Francisco G. Mendoza at National Museum of Mexican Art. Chicago, Illinois. February 27, 2011. (Frida en la Primavera, 1971, A.P., woodblock print, 18 x 11 1/2 in., was auctioned off in the Silent Auction.)
Eighty-four artworks by José Bernal were added to the permanent collections of the following museums:
The Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, Illinois
Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art. Evanston, Illinois
San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, Texas
Tucson Museum of Art. Tucson, Arizona
Asheville Art Museum. Asheville, North Carolina
Cameron Art Museum. Wilmington, North Carolina
McNay Art Museum. San Antonio, Texas
Art Museum of the Americas, OAS. Washington, D.C.
Institute for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame. Notre Dame, Indiana.
El Museo del Barrio. New York, New York.
DePaul Art Museum. Chicago, Illinois.
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. Madrid, Spain.
Loyola University Museum of Art. Chicago, Illinois