Ramon Vila


Born in Olot, Spain in 1958 Ramon Vila became interested in the world of art when he was 16 years of age. He completed his studies in the Escuela de Artes in Olot and Barcelona and had his first exhibition when he was eighteen. He went on to participate in various exhibitions in Catalonia and than two years later in all of Spain.

Ramon’s work is based on realism which he incorporates in his landscapes. These same lush landscapes of Catalonia led to the appearance of the famous Olot School of landscape artists, in the tradition of the lyric, naturalist landscape paintings of the Barbizon School. The Olot School was founded by the painter Joaquim Vayreda (1843-1894), together with Joseph Berga I Boiux who was the director of the Cedntre Atrtistic (1869) and later at the historic Escola Publica de Dibuix d’Olot (Olot Public School of Drawing). Around them formed a group of artists from all mover Catalonia (Modest Urgell, Joseph Armet, Joseph Lluis Pellicer, Manuel Urgelles, Joan Llmona and others) who turned Olot into a leading artistic centre.

The art critic A. Gasco refers to Ramon Vila as a landscape artist of the true Catalomia School. “Ramon Vila” with his technique of recreating landscapes knows well the legacy of Vayreda, “... in painting—the athmosphere can not be excluded...and the sensitivity and the emotional grandeur of the environment is not casual.

Ramon’s work has been included in art exhibitions throughout Spain and been shown in England, Australia, France, Italy, Switzerland and Holland.

Trowbridge-Lewis Galleries is the exclusive representative of his work in the United States.