(Spanish b. 1947)
Ramon Pujol was born in Olot, Spain in 1947. His family met his early
talent as a gift artist with encouragement and clear acceptance. From
an early age, paintbrushes and colors were his favorite toys. Pujol
says that an artist born is made and develops. As such, his first
academic training was at the Escola de Belles Artes de Olot. From this
training he was granted the opportunity to study under the masterful
teaching of Luis Carbonell and later Gussinye, Barnadas and Collellmir.
Ramon Pujol admires the styles of many different artists like Cezanne,
Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec, and especially Monet and Manet. His main
influence, although, is nature. The colors, changes in light,
luminosity and opacity inspire him to depict amazing light reflections
on water. Initially, Pujol insisted on the use of the palette knife.
Gradually the palette knife gave way to the systematic use of brushes.
With this change his paintings began to reveal a deep understanding and
interpretation of depth, light and atmosphere.
The meticulous style of Pujol renders a level of distinction that sets
his work apart from other painters. As such, he has received gold
medals at the Autumn Salon in Marseille, France and the International
Salon in Evain, France, in addition to countless awards in his native
country of Spain.
Pujol prefers to stay away from abstract painting because he feels that
understanding is a very important part of art. It is essential for the
artist and the spectator to share a common bond when looking at a
painting. Viewers of Pujol’s art can easily see his love for the
beauties in nature and his adoration for traveling to exquisite spots
all around Europe. He journeys to Portofino, Venice and La Soezia,
Italy every year, along with northern and southern Spain. He also
enjoys visiting Paris, Holland, Switzerland and Greece.
Ramon Pujol has had an impressive number of exhibits. His first show
was in 1965, when he was 18 years old and now has had over 130 in
Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Majorca and the United States. Upon
introducing the original paintings of Pujol to the international art
world, reception to the work of this Spanish master has been
outstanding. The alluring atmosphere and reflections of his works pull
the viewer into a beautiful and tranquil world, the world of Ramon Pujol.
There have been several books published on the life and achievements of
Ramon Pujol. His work has been collected worldwide.