(MILLBURN, NJ) -- The Gallery at Green Door Studio will host an Opening Night Reception for Humberto Ramos: A Retrospective on Saturday, December 9, 2023 from 6:00pm-9:00pm. Humberto Ramos was born in 1930 (NYC) and began painting in his teens. His works include pencil drawings, acrylics, oils and most recently watercolors.
Ramos describes himself as “a lifetime oil painter” and when he took up watercolor he found it “extremely frustrating, as it dries too fast”.
Humberto known affectionately as “Ray” and his wife Julia raised their four children, David, Robert, Gloria and Steven in the Bronx, before moving to South Orange, NJ in 1969. Ray spent 37 years managing a custom hand printed wallpaper company in East Rutherford, NJ before retiring to PA and eventually Greenville, South Carolina.
At the young age of 93, Ray is still a prolific painter, and is as energized by his love of art as ever!
The work included in this retrospective has been compiled with the help of Humberto’s children. They deeply understand the importance of art, music and creative pursuits and have made lives enriched by their father’s artistic influence.
This multi generational exhibition will also showcase artwork by Humberto’s children and relatives. Much of Humberto Ramos’ early work is generously on loan to The Gallery at Green Door Studio from various private collections and is NFS (not for sale).
“The work of Ray Ramos is something that has always caught, and held my attention. The intense emotion and messaging in his oil paintings are a distinct contrast to the light hearted, and whimsical joy in his watercolors, but no matter the medium, the feeling and life in his subjects are so perfectly captured,” said Emily Konopinski, curator, “It is an honor to host and present the retrospective of Humberto Ramos at Green Door Studio.” The exhibition brings an energy and level of talent that is not to be missed.
The public is invited to the show’s opening night reception on Saturday, December 9th from 6:00pm-9:00pm.
The Gallery at Green Door Studio is located at 306 Millburn Avenue in Millburn, New Jersey.