Ramón Santiago, American (1943 - 2001)
Ramon Santiago

Ramón Santiago is a private man who shys away from attention. He is characterized as a "painters painter." His mastery of pen, pencil, pastel and brush explodes with exciting new images. His style? It's unmistakably Santiago. Fresh. Original. Sensitive with dramatic fantasy. Santiago generates elegant images of beautiful women and odd human-like creatures masterfully. Through his color, line and form he delivers fascinating and enigmatic visions.

Like a magician creates illusions, Ramón Santiago creates his own magical vision through his art. Both the artist and the magician find true inspiration in their imagination where reality and dream unite to create a world both familiar and exotic.

"My paintings are what dreams are made of," says Santiago.


Biography Profile:

Ramón Santiago was born September 4, 1943 in Rochester, New York. He began painting in 1961 while attending Mt. San Antonio College in California. Two years later he returned to Rochester to study art at Rochester Institute of Technology. He served with the United States Marine Corps from 1965-68. After his discharge from the service, Santiago's professional art career began.

Audiences have been drawn to Santiago's unmistakable vision, a figurative style with dramatic fantasy. Elegant portrayals of beautiful women, odd human-like creatures, symbolism, color and recurrent themes create his haunting and enigmatic images. Influenced by Chagall, Dali, Picasso, Pascin and Modigliani, Santiago prefers to work in mixed media and oil on canvas.

Over the past 30 years, Santiago has actively exhibited his work in galleries and museums, both nationally and internationally.

Education:  
1961 - 1963 Mount San Antonio College. Walnut. California
1963- 1965 Rochester Institute of Technology. Rochester. New York
1965- 1968 United States Marine Corps.
   
One Man Shows:
1968 Newport Art Association. Newport. Rl.
1969 Harriet Thomas Galleries. Rochester New York
1971 Gallery 696. Rochester. New York
1971 Environment Gallery. New York City
1972 Environment Gallery. New York City
1973 Environment Gallery. New York City
1974 Environment Gallery. New York City
1975 Environment Gallery. New York City
1976 Gallery 696. Rochester. New York
1976 Environment Gallery. New York City
1977 Gallerie Allen Cohen. Paris. France
1978 Zenith Gallery. Washington. D.C.
1979 Zenith Gallery. Washington. D.C.
1981 Novecento Gallery. Palermo. Italy
1982 Poole Gallery. London. England
1983 Avanti Galleries. Lambertville. N.J.
1984 Stuart Gallery. New York City
   

Museum Collections: New York university. New York. New York
Carnegie Mellon Collection. Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania
Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester New York
Springfield Museum of Fine Arts. Springfield. Massachusetts Museum of Modern Art, Palermo. Italy
Hyerson Poly technical Institute. Toronto. Canada
Museum of Art, Auburn. New York
Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center. Auburn. New York '
Museum of Art. Fort Lauderdale. Florida


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