JUAN JR RAMIREZ IS HISPANIC -AMERICAN CHICAGO BORN YOUNG , SELF-TAUGHT, OIL PAINTER .
“Self-discipline is not getting yourself to do what you want; it is controlling your fears from stopping you from what you can do” – Juan Jr. Ramirez
“It seems that painting at this moment in life, at this time in history is actually a noble thing. But I am too immature to consciously paint for nobility. But maybe I am a great artist, maybe I will inspire great artists of the future. I will continue to read my days, I will persist, and let today’s chapter end.”
“My name is Juan Jr. Ramirez, and the above quote is the last few sentences I wrote in my autobiography almost two years ago. Since then I’ve had several solo shows of my oil paintings in my home state of Illinois, taught classes and workshops, and traveled to meet other artists and paint with them in their studios”. Read More : http://www.gallerywalk.org/Ramirez.html
Scars of a Great Nation-36 x 24-After a famous black and white photo used by the abolitionists to end slavery. The scars are painted with heavy impasto, and it was hard to paint them.