Friday, September 21, 2012

Ramon de Zubiaurre

Ramon de Zubiaurre was born in Garay, Vizcaya, in 1882. His father was a musician, a pipe organ player and the maestro of the Royal Chapel in Madrid. Just like his elder brother Ramon also dedicated himself to painting. 
Ramon was deaf and mute from his birth and of course it favoured his major tendency to observe the world. The family had to move to Madrid because of his father's new work, but Ramon, due to the health problems he was born with, spent the first four years of his life in Garay in the charge of a woman who was his neighbour. 
His challenged childhood spent in the Basque Country influenced later his painting that was full of sensibility towards the Basque landscape and the Basque people.

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