Alfredo Ramos Martinez -
|Born in Monterrey, Mexico on
Nov. 12, 1871. At age nine Martinez did a portrait of the
Governor of Monterrey which was sent to an exhibition in San
Antonio, Texas and won first prize. This won him a scholarship
to Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes in Mexico City and,
following 14 years of art study in Paris, he returned to serve
as its director in 1912 (one of his pupils was David A.
In 1929 he moved to Los Angeles where he painted portraits,
murals, and Mexican peasant genre.
Martinez died in Los Angeles on Nov. 8, 1946.
Paris Salon, 1906 (prize); LACMA, 1930, 1936; Artists Fiesta
(LA), 1931; San Diego FA Gallery, 1932; Santa Monica Public
Library, 1933 (solo); LA County Fair, 1933, 1941; CPLH, 1933
(solo); Faulkner Art Gallery (Santa Barbara), 1934 (solo);
Calif.-Pacific Int'l Expo (San Diego), 1935; Calif. Art Club,
1938; UCLA, 1938; SFMA, 1938; GGIE, 1939; Hatfield Gallery (LA),
1941; Scripps College, 1945 (solo); LA City College, 1953
CHS; Serra Historical Museum (San Diego); San Diego Museum;
CPLH; Chapman Park Hotel (LA); SFMA; Mills College (Oakland);
Church of Mary, La Jolla (fresco); Santa Barbara Cemetery Chapel
(frescoes); Scripps College (murals); Yale Univ.; Univ. of
Edan Hughes, "Artists
in California, 1786-1940"
Artists of the American West (Doris
California Artists (Nancy
Moure); California Arts and Architecture list, 1932; Los Angeles
Times, 11-17-1946 (obituary); Antiques & Fine Art, Nov. 1991.
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