Ricardo Sanz is a San Sebastián painter. His work is contemporary figurative style. His artistic vocation was forged through his grandfather, owner of the Art Gallery La Perfecta in which he met the great artists of the painting: Sorolla, Zuloaga, Vázquez Diaz, etc.
At fourteen he began his training as a painter with José Camps, while he continued his studies until graduating in History from the University of Deusto and Art History in Madrid. In Paris and Italy continues his apprenticeship with prominent painters of the time. Finally, he settled in Madrid, where he lives and has his studio since 1980; always linked to San Sebastian, his hometown, where he spends long periods.
His painting is the result of different influences. His early paintings are inspired by Basque and French impressionists, in range of soft and gray colors and in the humid atmosphere of the city is present.
Ricardo Sanz 80 and 90, the painter who settled in Madrid, draws on classical painters (Velázquez, Van Dyck or Rembrandt), and all the painting of the nineteenth and the Spanish School.
At the same time, he meets the great figurative painters and portraitists of the moment as Macarrón, Torrents Llado, Antonio López or Revello de Toro, which served to enrich their artistic spirit and knowledge at the highest level of figurative painting.