Alfredo Ramos Martinez
Alfredo Ramos Martínez spent his formative years immersed in the artistic life of Paris, returning to Mexico in 1910 on the eve of the country’s Mexican Civil War. After becoming director of the National School of Fine Arts in Mexico City, he established the nation’s first open air schools and encouraged his pupils to create work that captured observations of daily life. In 1929, Ramos Martínez and his family relocated to Los Angeles. His canvases depict indigenous traditions, local crafts, and religious icons.