Biography of Ramón Gómez Cornet (1898-1964)

Painter and Argentine teacher, who practiced in a remarkable way the portrait, considered one of the introducers of modern art in his country.

Ramón Gómez Cornet was born in Santiago del Estero, Argentina, in 1898. With ten years he/she moved to the capital, Buenos Aires, and completed his studies at the internees of the schools Charles Magne and the Hermanos Maristas de Luján. In 1912 he/she moved to the city of Córdoba, where he/she studied fine arts at the Academy of fine arts. At the conclusion of his studies settled in the family house, estancia El Fortín, in Córdoba, until in 1918, he/she began a tour of Europe. During this trip he/she studied at the Academy free Ars of Barcelona and Paris Ramson school.

He became interested in the art of the primitive Italians and the Flemish school painting. In 1919 he/she returned to his country and settled in the stay "María del Rosario", in La Banda (Santiago del Estero), owned by his family, until one year later returned to Spain to be named Argentine Foreign Minister in this country. In 1921 he/she returned to Argentina and began to teach class of physical education and aesthetics at the school national Mariano Moreno of Buenos Aires, at the time who presented his first solo exhibition at the Chandler Salon of Buenos Aires. In 1922 he/she was hired as a Professor of drawing at the mixed Normal School of Santiago del Estero; a year later he/she again left his country to occupy the post of Argentine Consul in the cities of Lisbon, Amsterdam and Sicily. In 1927 he/she returned to Argentina, where he/she worked again teaching as Professor of physical education and aesthetics in the Colegio Nacional of Santiago del Estero. In 1937 was tasked with the Organization of the National Academy of fine arts of Santiago del Estero. Closely linked to this city, in 1943, he/she founded the Museum of fine arts of Santiago del Estero.

He continued his teaching at various institutions in his country: in 1945, was appointed Professor of drawing and painting, with exclusive dedication, of the National University of whose; in 1949 he/she was appointed extraordinary Professor of drawing and head of the painting section of the National University of Tucumán; in 1955 he/she acted as auditor of the College of fine arts at the University of which and, that same year, was named Chief of the section of painting of the Department of Arts and Professor at the National University of Tucumán.

In his artistic practice won numerous awards, including the Grand Prize acquisition (1946) and the silver medal at the international exhibition of Paris (1937). Some of his most outstanding works are: the urpila (from 1946, currently at the National Museum of fine arts), Nina (of 1930, in the Museo de Artes Plásticas Eduardo Sívori) or friendship (1942 and installed in the Provincial Museum of fine arts, La Plata). The intangible quality of representations which, at first glance, are crudely objective can be seen in them. Ramón Gómez Cornet died in Buenos Aires on April 19, 1964. In his memory the same year christened is Ramón Gómez Cornet craft plastic Hall of the House of Santiago del Estero in Capital Federal. In 1979 are paid tribute at the LXVII national Salon of fine arts.


LUCIE-SMITH, Edward-Latin American art of the 20th century (Barcelona, Ediciones destination, 1994).