Ramon Hurtado is a contemporary landscape and genre painter living in Los Angeles. His work aims to capture the always mysterious and sometimes mystical aspects of life in Los Angeles; exploring the customs of different groups of people and responding to the rich aesthetic experiences created by the desert sun.
Born in Tijuana, Mexico, Ramon began studying painting and drawing independently at age 15, studying the masters and working extensively from life. While pursuing a degree in Animation at USC, Ramon also underwent a rigorous course of study in figure drawing, anatomy, composition and landscape painting under master artists Glenn Vilppu and Will Weston. He also received a scholarship through USC to study figure painting under Adrian Gottlieb.
After graduation, he was awarded First Prize in Lucasfilm’s Student Art Competition, which allowed him to move to Washington DC for 9 months to continue his studies with renowned figure painter Robert Liberace. While there, he studied the works of Fortuny, Villegas and Rico at the Walters Museums of Art. During this time, he also became a recipient of the prestigious Stacey Scholarship,
Ramon’s work is featured in the collections of USC’s Doheny Library, the Ronald Tutor center, the Normal Topping Student Aid Fund, the Jenesse Center and various private patrons. If you would like to learn more about Ramon, please visit his blog.