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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.

Ramón Torres Méndez
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Engraving of Ramón Torres Méndez in 1887
Born(1809-08-29)29 August 1809
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
Died16 December 1885(1885-12-16) (aged 76)
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
Known forPainting
Spouse(s)María Coleta Medina Morales (1840-)

Further readingEdit

  • González, Beatriz (1986) [1938]. Ramón Torres Méndez: entre lo pintoresco y la picaresca [Ramon Torres Mendez: Between the Picturesque and Picaresque] (in Spanish) (2nd; illustrated ed.). Bogotá: C. Valencia Editores. ISBN 978-958-9044-21-6. LCCN 87400903. OCLC 16805231.
  • Sánchez, Efraín (1987). Ramón Torres Méndez: Pintor de la Nueva Granada, 1809-1885 [Ramón Torres Méndez: Painter of the New Granada, 1809-1885] (in Spanish). Bogotá: Fondo Cultural Cafetero. ISBN 978-958-9144-00-8. LCCN 88192547. OCLC 18398786.


  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.