Angel Ramiro Sanchez was born in 1974 in Maracaibo, Venezuela. At age six he was accepted with a full scholarship into the Instituto the Ninos Cantores del Zulia, a school for musically gifted children. At age fourteen, he began five years of apprenticeship with the realist painter, Abdon J. Romero, an eminent specialist in murals for churches and public buildings. In 1993, a study grant from Mgr. Gustavo Ocando Yamarte, Founder of the Ninos Cantores, enabled him to travel to Florence, italy, where he studied at the renowned Accademia di Bella Arti, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1997. At the same time, he was enrolled at The Florence Academy of Art, founded by painter Daniel Graves, where he received a diploma in Painting. Ramiro was appointed senior painting instructor at The Florence Academy of Art in 1997 and is currently Director of the Advanced Painting Program.
Ramiro paints only from life, searching for accuracy beyond physical appearance to reach the psychological state of his subject. He believes the painter must draw his information from "all five senses" to tell the complete human story.
Ramiro's work is predominantly represented by the Grenning Gallery (Sag Harbor, NY), Scriba Gallery (Venice, Italy) and the Jack Meier Gallery (Houston, TX).
Ramiro's works can be found in numerous private collections in Europe, the United States and South America. Public collections include: The Fondazione Stelline (Milan, Italy), The Fremantle Foundation for Foreign Artists in Tuscany (Villa Peyron, Florence, Italy), The Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, VA), and the Suffolk County Historical Society Museum (Long Island, NY).
Ramiro shares his life and passion for art with his wife, the artist Melissa Franklin-Sanchez, and their son Rafael.