Everardo Ramirez Biography

Everardo Ramirez





Born into a peasant family, Everardo Ramírez grew up in Coyoacán, a village on the outskirts of Mexico City. At the age of sixteen he began his study at the open air school in Coyoacán under Alfredo Ramos Martinez. In 1928, he became the assistant of Gabriel Fernández Ledesma at the open air school Santiago Rebull. Ramírez began working in woodcut around 1930 and, in 1933, he co-founded LEAR (Liga de Escritores y Artistas Revolucionarios) along with Leopoldo Méndez and Pablo O'Higgins. He joined el Taller de Gráfica Popular (TGP) in 1937 and retained his membership (although he distanced himself from the workshop after the pricing dispute of 1940) until 1947.

Ramírez also worked with other members of the TGP to make prints for posters addressing political and social issues. His preferred medium was woodcut but also worked in linoleum and lithography. In 1967 he began copying prints by José Guadalupe Posada at the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes. Ramírez was also involved in the organization of an exhibition of children's art in 1968 which coincided with the Mexico City Olympic Games.

Sources: El Taller de Gráfica Popular: Vida Y Arte and Hecho A Mano