Ramón Torres Méndez

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Ramón Torres Méndez
Born (1809-08-29)29 August 1809
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
Died 16 December 1885(1885-12-16) (aged 76)
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
Nationality Neogranadine
Known for Painting
Movement Costumbrismo
Spouse(s) María Coleta Medina Morales (1840-)

Ramón Torres Méndez (29 August 1809 - 16 December 1885) was a Colombian painter and lithographer considered one of the most prolific and important costumbrismo artists of the 19th Century in Colombia,[1][2] best known for his genre works into everyday Colombian life documenting the costumes, occupations, and pastimes of the common people of his time.

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  1. ^ Pini de Lapidus, Ivonne (2001). Fragmentos de memoria: los artistas latinoamericanos piensan el pasado [Fragments of the Past: Latinamerican Artists Think the Past] (in Spanish). Bogotá: National University of Colombia. p. 27. ISBN 978-958-695-050-3. LCCN 2002417497. OCLC 50722644. Retrieved 2011-11-12. 
  2. ^ Turner, Jane (2000). Encyclopedia of Latin American and Caribbean Art. Grove encyclopedias of the arts of the Americas. New York City: Macmillan Reference USA. p. 199. ISBN 978-0-333-76466-4. OCLC 460716915. Retrieved 2011-11-12.