Pedro Ramos, NSS
Pedro Ramos' NSS sculptures
Biography Pedro Ramos, NSS
Pedro Ramos was born in San Sebastian, the Basque region of Northern Spain. He began drawing and painting at a young age, and continued expanding as an artist. Some years later, Pedro started his artistic career of fifteen years as an animator in the motion picture industry, working in prestigious studios in Spain, Paris, London and then Los Angeles.
Pedro traditionally hand drew countless drawings, one after another, to create flowing movement and bring characters to life, as is now apparent in his sculptures. He became an accomplished and well-seasoned animator. During his career, Pedro acquired an extensive knowledge of motion and gesture. He is able to capture the feeling and emotion of a story in a single frame, leaving the viewer to imagine the completion of the movement.
While working and living throughout Europe, Pedro became highly influenced by the classic art of the Great Masters. He took every opportunity to immerse himself in the works of his favorite Renaissance Masters, spending much time in Italy.
The people, culture and the great land where the history of the Native American Tribes took place have been Pedro’s life long fascination. As a historical narrative sculptor, specifically focused on the Plains Tribes, from early 1700’s to late 1800’s, he does extensive research and works in his studio, in Loveland, Colorado.
Pedro Ramos’s sculptures develop from a vision, which often captures and freezes a crucial moment in time. The moment may be intense, dynamic or flowing. “Having a strong affinity for dynamic action and an admiration for the free spirit, I use these elements to help my sculptures tell their stories. My intention is to evoke stillness in the viewer while my sculptures are moving with either motion or emotion.” Pedro usually has two to three sculptures in progress at a time.
Pedro Ramos,NSS, Prelude, Bronze Edition of 11, 37" x 19" x 20"
“I feel privileged to be here, on this land. As I explore this diverse country, especially the Great Plains, I am filled with countless images and feelings. The vast space, open sky and rolling hills offer a taste of what life may have been like for the deep and complex societies of the Plains Tribes. As I research the culture, names, scenes and battles, visions come to me. The more I learn, the more I want to know. Often, I feel a sense of familiarity, especially towards what has been written about the Plains Tribe’s values and entire belief system, honor being of the utmost importance.
I pay homage to the native people of this land, with the highest respect and admiration by sculpting and creating the visions I see.”
Select Exhibitions and Awards
- 2012 - 22nd Annual Cattleman's Western Art Show and Sale, Paso Robles Event Center, Paso Robles, CA
- 2011 - Elected Member of the National Sculpture Society, NY
- 2010 - 40th Annual Mountain Oyster Club Western Art Show and Sale,
- 2010 - Western Spirit Art Show and Sale,
- 2010 - 20th Annual Cattlemen's Western Art Show and Sale,
Paso Robles, California
- 2010 - Colorado Governor's Invitational Art Show and Sale,
- 2010 - 36th Annual Phippen Museum Western Art Show and Sale,
- 2010 - 88th Annual Greeley Stampede Western Art Show,
- 2009 - Cowboy Artists of America Founders Award, Phippen Museum Western Art Show, Prescott, AZ
- 2008 - Gold Award (1st Place) Sculpture National Western Art Exhibition and Sale, San Dimas, CA
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Pedro Ramos, NSS, Wolf, Bronze Edition of 15, 17" x 24" x 18"