Selected Publications

                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                    


DAN RAMIREZ IN GALLIFA/ VICTOR M. CASSIDY

JAN 22, 2003

Dan Ramirez, one of Chicago's premier mid-career artists, has created a visual language of great beauty and clarity. In his acrylic paintings, we see formal, geometric arrangements of vertical lines...

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BELISARIUS: REFLECTIONS/JOHN BRUNETTI

JAN 8, 2000

"Nothing is certain when your about.” Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot

This dialogue from the Irish playwright’s spare, modernist work epitomizes Dan Ramirez’s oeuvre. More importantly, the play’s...

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ART IN CHICAGO

JAN 1, 1996

Born 1941 Chicago native Daniel Ramirez, also known since the 1980s by the name Daniel Smajo-Ramirez, which. honors his mother, has been one of the city's leading champions of abstract painting, since...

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METAPHOR FOR THE SUBLIME/DEVONNA PIESZAK

JAN 1, 1988

The 20th-century artist often seems like a quasi-scientist. He experiments with line, form, color, and space, explores new materials and technologies, and seeks to expand the definitions of what art…

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DENNIS ADRIAN:ESSAYS ON CONTEMPORARY ART .

JAN 1, 1985

This exhibition of the works of Dan Ramirez is of special interest not only because his art is one of the high points of painterly and graphic achievement in Chicago in the decade of the seventies but…

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THE DANCER AND THE DANCE: PHILOSOPHY AND ACCOMPLISHMENT IN THE WORK OF DANIEL RAMIREZ / BY ROBERT GLAUBER

FEB 10, 1982

Daniel Ramirez sees his art – all art – as a reflection of the grand order that underlies everything. He is much interested in making viewers think as in making them feel; in making them react as much as act. So he strives endlessly “to illustrate thinking” and seeks, by his art, to organize our vision…

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TWENTY CONTEMPLATIONS ON THE INFANT JESUS: AN HOMAGE TO OLIVIER MESSIAEN: DAN RAMIREZ

SEP 25, 1980

I chose the French composer Olivier Messiaen’s piano composition, “Vingt regards sur l’Enfant Jesus (Twenty Contemplations on the Infant Jesus), as the theme for these prints so that I may pay homage to a man and to an art form that has been a great source of inspiration to me…

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THE AXIOMATIC IMAGE/BUZZ SPECTOR

MAR 1, 1979

I first met Dan Ramirez in September 1976, when we were both graduate students in art at the University of Chicago. He stood out among his classmates, being both older and more definitely committed to a particular mode of' art-making…

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