Dan Ramirez

Rookie (June 16,1941 / Chicago, Illinois)

Biography of Dan Ramirez

Dan Ramirez poet

ARTIST (painter) and MUSICIAN (bass) . I am a Prof. Emeritus from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where I taught studio arts and seminars on Contemporary art. I graduated from the University of Chicago where I recieved my MFA in 1977. I have exhibited nationally and internationally for over thirty years. My work has been published in numerous journals and books. I am an avid reader and an amateur poet. I played music professionally for fifteen years; primarily jazz. I am also a former steel hauler of fifteen years. I was born and raised on the southside of Chicago.

Dan Ramirez's Works:

Dennis Adrian: Sight out of mind: Essays and Criticsm on Art; Contemporay American Art Critics, UMI Research Press,1985; Chapter 12, Dan Ramirez: A Critical Survey of Form and Content.

The Painter Speaks: Artists Discuss Their Experiences and Careers, edited by Joan Jeffries, Greenwood Press,1993, Chapter 10.

Art In Chicago: 1945-1995, Museum of Contemporary Art, Thames and Hudson,1995.

Numerous art Journals.

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The Liquid Owl

It was such a little thing
As I held it. Between
My fingers. It felt like
Well…what it was

Much smaller than the shelf
It stood upon, it seemed
The cornerstone of the shop
It occupied near the Mediterranean

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