José García Ramos was born in Seville in 1852 and died in 1912. He learnt to paint with Eduardo Cano. He studied at the School of Fine Arts of Seville. His master was José Jiménez Aranda and they travelled to Rome together. He lived in Rome for a long time and perfected his painting.
In Rome he met Mariano Fortuny, who taught him a style of painting called Preciosity. García Ramos painted everyday scenes of life in Seville and his paintings are of great quality.
His paintings are used in the press to represent scenes that have happened in Seville. He was very famous and worked very hard on many orders which left him no time to do more important works.
A famous painting by García Ramos is Procession in La Campana. In this painting he paints the scenes of a procession very well. He does not focus on the main elements, but on the details. García Ramos made many drawings with ink and boiled water. These drawings were used to illustrate books of the time. One of the books he drew in was Holy Mary’s Land. The writer of that book was Benito Mas y Prat.