Juan Antonio Blanco Ramos was born on September 24, 1970 in Seville, Spain.
He began his career in the art world at an early age, when he began to participate in various competitions where he managed to receive his first prizes and mentions for his creations.
He began his career as a religious sculptor in 1988 as an apprentice in the studio-workshop of the sculptor Jesús Santos Calero. From 1991 to 1993 he started to teach painting at the San Juan de la Cruz School.
In 1992, he graduated from the school of Arts and Artistic Trades in Seville, specializing in wood and stone carving. This same year, Juan Antonio offered his first lecture: "Sculptural Techniques" at the Trinidad Institute in Seville, and in the same center, he would later hold two exhibitions: "Andalusian Sculpture" and "Religious Art ."
During the following years, he continued to offer various exhibitions and conferences at the school of Arts and Artistic Trades in Seville where he gave several lectures about “Artistic Techniques in Religious Works," and he also attended the First National Symposium on Religious Sculpture in Madrid.
In 1996 he carried out the cleaning, consolidation and restoration of the works of the Spanish sculptor Antonio Illanes Rodríguez for the exhibition organized by the Seville City Council. Since then, he has participated in many Art exhibitions in different cities all around Spain, among them, in Alcala de Henares, Madrid and in Ronda, Malaga . He is a member of several Art associations and groups such as "Between 7 Artists." But his main endeavor during these past two decades has been the production of a large number of sculptures for churches, Holy Week brotherhoods and private collectors.
His religious works are taken out on procession during Easter in many towns and villages all over Spain and are also worshiped at chapels and churches.
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