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Ruiz - Original Painting
Framed Painting of Low Tide by Artist
This beautiful colourful original painting was purchased prior to 1985
Stewart Hall Pointe Claire Lakeshore artist show
This painting has a certificate of
authenticity and an article written
about Manual Ruiz attached to the back of
The colours of this photograph of the painting are close
but not as brilliant as the original
The Framed Size 28" w x
Manuael Ruiz, SCA 1920 - 2010
When you look at a work of
Manuel Ruiz, you see a subtlety of color, a gentle melding of tones,
that creates a mood while, at the same time, recreates an image. You
are drawn in to the time, the place and most importantly, the
'feeling' of the painting. Ruiz is a master of colour." (Excerpt from
a press release of Canadian Art Prints Inc. Vancouver, 1989.)
As a young boy of ten, Manuel began to demonstrate exceptional talent.
Born in Madrid, Spain in 1920, he gave his first public exhibition of
24 paintings copied from the great masters Velázquez and Goya at the
Prado Museum at the age of 12.
Manuel earned an Honourable
Mention for his first public exhibition and shortly thereafter, became
one of the youngest artists ever to gain scholarship entrance into the
prestigious Escuela de Artes y Oficios de Madrid, (Madrid Academy of
Fine Arts) where he was awarded a diploma at the age of 14.
few years later, he and his family moved south to Seville where he
followed his passion and furthered his education at the Escuela de
Artes y Oficios de Sevilla. During his late teens, Manuel was awarded
a travelling bursary to study in Italy for one year but the Spanish
civil war was calling. After he lost precious time to compulsory
military service, he found work as a draughtsman and continued to
paint as much as he could while selling his works on the side and
submitting sketches of war scenes to local newspapers. In the army he
was nicknamed "Pinceles" (paintbrush), both for his artistic talent
and his slimness.
Through the years, Manuel travelled
throughout Spain, becoming particularly attracted by the warmth and
light of the Mediterranean Coast. He specialized in seascapes where he
combined the classical techniques with a personal use of brush and
In 1961, Manuel came to Canada and established
his home in Montreal with his wife and nine month old daughter. It was
shortly afterwards that he began to shift from oils to watercolours.
"I have a preference for watercolour as I find this medium to
be more challenging than oil because there is so little margin for
error. It also helps me to capture the subtleties of the sky and sea.
Working with watercolours allows me to play with light and color in a
way I had not been able to do before, as through it, I try to convey a
sense of time and place."
In Canada, Manuel found a completely
different source of inspiration; the vivid colors of an autumn
countryside, the tranquil and dramatic change of season in picturesque
winter scenes, the charm of a quaint street in Old Montreal, and the
serene solitude of the farmlands.
"When someone looks at my
work, I want them to feel the effect of morning or evening light on an
image, for instance, and see the delicate way it plays with color."
In the early sixties he became a member of the Lakeshore Artists
Association. In 1978 he wins first prize among 50 competitors, for his
painting titled "Grove Hotel." This competition was sponsored by the
Royal Bank where he was given the honors by the Mayor of Beaconsfield.
His painting permanently hangs at the Beaconsfield Council Chamber.
"The painting is now considered to be one of the finest
examples of water color in Canada." (News and Chronicle, June 29,
In 1981 he receives Honourable Mention in the
International Artists in Watercolour Competition held in London,
England and in 1982, Air Canada featured four of his paintings on
their first class menus. During this time, Manuel opened his own
school and became a founding member of the Société Canadienne de
l'Aquarelle. His work continued to be widely exhibited in galleries
throughout eastern Canada as he was much in demand at this time, both
as an artist and as a teacher.
He has distinguished himself as
a watercolorist by winning various awards since and has taught
workshops in watercolour techniques in local art communities. Manuel
has exhibited in art galleries in Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal. Many
of his works can be seen today in private collections in Europe and
"In my work I not only strive to create a mood
but re-create an image in a realistic manner. I prefer using very few
colors; five primaries are my limit to achieve a broad spectrum of
hues and shades. If there are too many colors the image gets confused.
When you look at a part of nature – the image – you don't see a lot of
colors; you see hues and shadows." When I combine colors, I strive to
capture both the mood as well as the moment."
expressing his creativity no only through watercolours and oil but
with tempera, gouache, acrylic, pencil, pen and ink, as well as
dabbling in sculpting. He has been described as "a genius at
seascapes" and "a master of colors."
Sadly, my father passed
away on Jan. 1st, 2010. He will always be remembered and greatly
missed by Isabel, his wife of 58 years and I, his only child and
adoring daughter. He will live on in our memories and hearts and will
continue to bring us joy through his art everyday.
On April 27,
2010 the Société Canadienne de l'Aquarelle held its 27th annual art
exhibition at Ogilvy's in downtown Montreal. A posthumus homage was
paid to my father at the start of the ceremonies and awards of
achievements. My father was very proud to be a (founding) member of
Written by his daughter
Asking Price - $1450.00 Cdn Funds Cash Purchase
This Item must be picked up when purchased from
5 Sherwood Springs Rd
Mallorytown Ontario Canada
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