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1924---Born in Barahona, Dominican Republic on february 7.

1965---Wins the first prize of the art contest held during the Revolution of 1965 with his painting
"24th of April".
This painting is considered to be the most important of the Dominican Republic.

1969---Wins the first prize of the E. Leon Jimenes art contest with his painting "Espantajo". This is still the most important art contest in the Dominican Republic.

1970---Wins the first prize of the E. Leon Jimenes art contest with his painting "Levantate Lazaro"

1972---Participates and was awarded a prize at the Sao Paolo Biennal in Brazil

1974---Wins the "First Grand Prize of Honor " at the Biennal of the Dominican Republic with his painting "Uno que va, uno que viene,"

1976---Participates in an exhibit organized by the Panamerican Union in Washington D.C.

1977---Realizes his first retrospective exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art of the Dominican Republic

1977---By recommendation of Jose Gomez Sicre, director of the Organization of American States Museum in Washington D.C., their Contemporary Art Gallery purchases one of his paintings.

1978---Participates by invitaion made by Camilo Jose Cela in the homage to Joan Miro on his 85th birthdate in Palma de Mayorca, Spain

1978---The World Almanac names him as the most important painter from his country

1980---Participates by special invitation of the Domeq Institute, in the Second Biennal of Ibero-America

1981---Participates as special guest at the Cagnes Sur Mer Festival in France

1982---Inaugurates his mural "Mamamerica" at the headquarters of the Organization of American States in Washington D.C.

1984---The National Museum of Nicaragua acquires one of his paintings

1984---Exhibits at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Panama

1984---Participates by special invitation in the Biennal of Havana, Cuba

1984---The Museum of Contemporary Art in Panama acquires one of his paintings

1984---Inaugurates a mural in the headquarters of the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic

1984---His painting "Crucifixion Siglo XX" is acquired by the House of the Americas in Havana, Cuba

1985---The first monography of Ramon Oviedo is written

1986---Inaugurates a mural at the Museum of Natural History of the Dominican Republic

1987---Inaugurates his mural "Simfonia Tropical" at the Bank BHD, Dominican Republic

1987---Inaugurates his mural "Lucha Eterna" in a private institution in the D.R.

1988---His second retrospective is held at the Museum of Modern Art of the D.R., with over 800 art pieces exhibited

1988---The second monography on him is published

1988---A documentary film of his paintings is made

1989---Participates by special invitation at the Biennal of Sao Paolo, Brazil

1992---Inaugurates his mural "Cultura Petrificada" at the headquarters of the UNESCO building in Paris, France

1992---Participates by special invitation at the Biennal of Cuenca, Ecuador

1995---The third monography of Oviedo is published

1995---Inaugurates a mural at the international airport of Puerto Plata, D.R.

1996---Inaugurates his mural "Raices" at the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo, D.R.

1997---Condecorated with the Order of Duarte, Sanchez y Mella, by the Dominican Government

1997---Participates as special invited guest in the Festival of Visual Arts in the Museum of Modern Art of the D.R.

1997---Participates in the exhibit "Mistery and Misticism in Dominican Art" presented in the Interamerican Development Bank in Washington D.C.

1997---"Evolutionary Persistence of Form in Matter", representing the paintings of the last five years, is exhibited in Ecuador, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic

1997---Presents an exhibit of recent drawings at the Galeria Arawak, D. R.

1997---Master Oviedo is named as the "Ilustrous Master of Dominican Republic Painting" in the National Congress. This title is unique in the D.R.

1998---Participates as special invited guest in the exhibit "Interpretation of the Precolombian Culture in the Caribbean Contemporary Art" held at the Museum of Man in the D.R.

1998---"Evolutionary Persistence of Form in Matter" is exhibited during four months in Artspace/Virginia Miller Galleries, Miami, Florida, U.S.A.

1998---Participates by special invitation at the Biennal of Cumana in Venezuela

1998---Participates by special invitation at the Cagnes Sur Mer Festival of International Painting in France.

1998---The Association of Art Critics of the Dominican Republic gave him the prize for the best international exhibit in the year 1997 of a Dominican painter for "Evolutionary Persistence of Form in Matter"

1998---Participates by special invitation in the exhibit "Contemporary Art of the Dominican Republic and Haiti" at the Institut de Cooperation Franco Caraibe of Guadalupe.

1998---Inaugurates his mural "Turbulencia Milenaria" at the Customs headquarters of Haina, D.R.

1998---Participates in colective at the Galeria of Altos de Chavon in La Romana, organized by Sylvia Conde Art Gallery.

1998---Participates in the Autumn Salon in Paris, France in an exhibit of Dominican Art

1998---His site in the internet is inaugurated at the following address
http://www.ocana.com

1999---Participates as special invited guest in the XXI National Biennal of Plastic Arts in the Museum of Modern Art of the D.R.

1999---Exhibits in the Museo de las Americas in San Juan, Puerto Rico, as a special invited guest, in the colective exhibit "Una vision pictorica de la Hispaniola".

1999---The Galleria degli Uffizi of Florence, Italy includes a self portrait of him in their collection for the "Galleria del Ritratti d'Artista"

1999---The fourth monography on Oviedo, written by Marianne de Tolentino, President of the Association of Art Critics of the Dominican Republic, is published.

1999--- Participates as special invited guest in the exhibit of dominican painters in the Museum of Modern Art in Cartagena, Colombia.

1999---"Recent selfportraits" is presented at the galeria Arawak of Santo Domingo, D.R.

1999---The Foundation Ramon Oviedo, Inc. is created.

1999---Participates as special invited guest in the exhibit "Latin American and Caribbean Art" presented at UNESCO, Paris, France.

1999---Participates with five paintings in an exhibit in homage to Oswaldo Guayasmin at the Centro de la Cultura Ecuatoriana in the D.R.

1999---Participates in an exhibit of Latin American Masters in Artspace/Virginia Miller Galleries, Miami, Florida.

1999---Participates in a colective of Latin American Masters at the Maison de la Amerique Latine in Paris, France along with Wifredo Lam, Roberto Matta and others.

1999---Master Oviedo is comissioned the main mural for the new building of the Palace of Justice and Supreme Court in the D.R.

1999---Participates as special invited guest with an individual of recent paintings in the Summit of Heads of State and Governement of 78 countries of the ACP (Atlantic, Caribbean and Pacific) held on november 25 and 26 in the Dominican Republic.

1999---Listin Diario, the major newspaper in the Dominican Republic, choses Oviedo, along with eight more dominicans as the most important personalities in the year 1999. Others included were Oscar de la Renta, Sammy Sosa and the President of the Republic.

1999---Participates in the collective titled "Opening the Century" organized by the art critic Delia Blanco in the Gallery of Altos de Chavon, La Romana, Dominican Republic.

2000---Presents his new production titled "Traces of the Future" in Artspace/Virginia Miller Galleries in Coral Gables, Florida during the months of February, March and April.

2000---An exhibit of his recent paintings inaugurates the new French Embassy in the Dominican Republic. This exhibit is curated by Cecira Armitano.

2000---Participates in the exhibit "Espaces des Ameriques" along with Lam, Matta, Segui, Cardenas etc., which was first shown in Paris, France at the Maison de Ameriques Latine which will be presented in Haiti, Peru and other latinamerican and caribbean countries. In the Dominican Republic it was presented at the French Embassy and curated by Hellen Lasalle and Cecira Armitano. This exhibit was created by Edouard Glissant as the initial collection for the Musee Martiniquais des Ats des Ameriques

2000---Participates in the collective of latinamerican art in Artspace/Virginia Miller Galleries starting in May.

2000---"Ramon Oviedo, Dominican Master Painter" is presented at the Alice and William Jenkins Gallery of the Crealde School of Arts in Orlando, Florida. This exhibit is curated by Andres Perez, member of the Crealde Gallery Committee.

2000---Presents at the Museum of Modern Art of his country his most recent production titled "Fabula Mutante" (Mutant Tale) from November 2000 thru february 2001

2001---Inaugurates a mural of three meters high by twenty meters in length at the Presidential Room in the Secretary of State of the Armed Forces of his native Dominican Republic

2001---Major exhibit at the Chateau Musee Grimaldi in Cagnes sur Mer, France of his paintings from 1994 thru 2000. This exhibit was curated by Cecira Armitano and the entire museum was dedicated to this exhibit.

2001---The Expo Fleur of the French Mediterranean (the most important flower fair in France) promotes this important event with a painting of Ramon Oviedo.

2001---Inaugurates his mural painting titled "Bolivar is America" in the Embassy of the Republic of Venezuela in the Dominican Republic.

2001---Presents his most recent works titled "Oculto Deambulatorio" in the Galeria de Arte Arawak in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. This exhibit was curated by Cecira Armitano.

2002---In San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic he is recognized by the Association of Painters of this city and over 20 artists of said city paint his portrait.

2002---The Ministry of Culture and Communication of the French Government condecorates him with the order of "Chevalier de L'ordre des Arts et des Lettres", a major honor.

2003---Exhibits a series of small paintings in La Galeria, Santo Domingo, D.R.

2003---Ramon Oviedo is included in the 2004 edition of the Pequeño Larousse, the most important dictionary and enciclopedia in the Spanish language.

2003---Inaugurates at the Fundación Global para la Democracia y el Desarrollo his mural painting "Summum" made in acrilic on canvass. The size of this mural painting is 130 inches in height by 300 inches in width.

2004---Commemorating his 80th birthday five major exhibits are organized in Santo Domingo:

  1. "The last decade" representing paintings on canvass by Ramon Oviedo at the Centro Cultural de España (Spanish Embassy Cultural Center)
  2. "Recent drawings" at the contemporary gallery ElEspacio, with drawings made by Ramon Oviedo in the first months of 2004
  3. "Recent paintings" at the contemporary gallery Lyle O. Reitzel with paintings made by Ramon Oviedo in the first months of 2004
  4. "Selfportraits" including over twenty selfportraits created by Ramon Oviedo in the last four decades at the French Embassy
  5. "Homenage to Oviedo" where several of the best young artists created each a painting inspired by Oviedo's Works at the contemporary gallery Arawak

         His sculpture "Absolut Oviedo" is exhibited at Plaza España in Santo Domingo, D.R. as part of the public project "Absolut Generations"

2005---His mural painting "Justice" in unveiled at the "Sala Augusta" of the new building of the Supreme Court of Justice in his native D.R. The size of this is 110 inches in height by 347.5 inches in width (2.79 meters by 8.81 meters)

2006
The Ministry of Culture of the Dominican Republic inaugurated on September 6 the "Sala Ramon Oviedo" a space dedicated to art exhibits.

2007--His mural painting "El nacimiento de la constitucion" is unveiled in the National Congress of the Dominican Republic.  The size of this painting is of 195 x 16 inches.

2009--Antonio Ocaña and Mildred Canahuate present at the art gallery Arawak of Santo Domingo en exhibit titled "Oviedo, universo magico" to celebrate the 85th birthday of Ramon Oviedo.  The selected paintings were created between 1994-2004 and form part of the Ocaña collection.

The National Biennal is dedicated to Master Ramon Oviedo and two exhibits are presented, one with works of Antonio Ocaña at the Musuem of Modern Art of the Dominican Republic and a second one at the Palacio de Bellas Artes.  Both exhibits were curated by Carlos Acero and Sara Hermann. Also at the Galeria de Arte Arawak a series or recent paintings and drawings titled "Divertimento sobre la danza" were exhibited and at the District Gallery exhibited "Brisa", several of his most recent paintings.

2010---The Museo Bellapart presents the exhibit "Claves: La obra pictorica de Ramon Oviedo en la Coleccion Bellapart"                                                                                                          The National Congress of the Dominican Republic condecorates Master Oviedo with the "Medalla al Merito de las Artes y las Letras". 

"Oviedo, abstraccion de la linea", the most recent exhibit of drawings is presented in november at Mesa Fine Art gallery in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

 

2015

On july 12, 2015 Master Ramon Oviedo passed away in the city of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic where he lived.  The Master was 91 years old.

 
 
     
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