If you are like many people, you are probably familiar with Ramon Laureano. You may even have visited his art galleries or had a work of art in some museum. For many people, Ramon Laureano is an important and influential artist, but there is another side of Ramon Laureano that few are aware of. Ramon Laureano is also a philanthropist and a key leader in the art world today.
As an art dealer and collector, Ramon Laureano has been instrumental in helping to change the face of the art world by creating a space where artists not only could show their work, but also an arena where new talent could be discovered and developed. His efforts have given Americans a new venue through which they can view works of world leaders and celebrities who are often otherwise not featured in the art galleries or museums of our country. As he has proven, when it comes to opening up opportunities for creativity in a community, he is one of the world’s most successful and respected artists.
Ramon Laureano was born in Harlem, New York City and is a multi-faceted artist whose work focuses on social issues of importance to African Americans. He is most known for his advocacy for civil rights and his dedication to help create better conditions for black Americans during the post-civil war era. Ramon Laureano’s notable career is marked by achievements as an art dealer, artist, and philanthropist. His artwork has sold for millions at auction, but he has also produced hundreds of works of political activism and cultural criticism. In addition, Ramon Laureano’s art has been displayed in galleries and museums throughout the world including the National Art Gallery in Washington, DC, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and the Saatchi Gallery in London.
Ramon Laureano’s art career is highlighted by several major exhibitions that he has participated in including the Contemporary Artists International exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Paris Salon International, the Biennale di Venezia in Florence, Italy, and the Saatchi Gallery in London. Ramon Laureano’s extensive series of paintings that focus on the life of Dr. King Lear, the legendary musician and author of The Crown of Thorns, have been widely displayed across the world and received multiple awards including the presto prize for the best contemporary artists from the NAS and the Turner Prize for lifetime achievement. Ramon Laureano was also a contributing writer for the book King Lear, which was written by his son Laureus. The life story of King Lear, centered on the musician/entrepreneur, has been turned into an opera and has been scored and performed by many artists including Laurence Lewis, James Patterson, and Edith Scolding.
Ramon Laureano’s influence on other artists, particularly African American artists, is enormous. Most notable among these artists are artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Barbara Segal, Walter Becker, and Michael Jordan. Several of Laureano’s works still hang in the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Some of his oil paintings, many of them originally produced for a magazine called Collier, have been turned into major motion pictures starring Marlon Brando, Steve McQueen, and Al Pacino. Many of his oil paintings from the nineteen eighties still sell for thousands of dollars.
Ramon Laureano lived his life like a true Renaissance man. He worked tirelessly to create new roles for himself in the world of art. After his death, his work still continues to be widely displayed throughout the world. His impact on the world of art is undeniable. Though he died too young, his influence on the art world and the lives of his many fans is still being felt today.