Fernando Ramos Prida was born on January 2, 1937 in Mexico City. In the 1950s, he studied art at the National Academy of San Carlos and the Esmeralda school of painting and sculpture.
A spot in the very prestigious Galeria de Arte Mexicano was offered to him after he graduated. In 1965, at the age of 28, he had a one man show that sold out.
In The United States, Europe, and Mexico, he has had 31 solo shows and 69 group exhibitions. Cuernavaca is where he now calls home, but he has worked and lived in Boston and Paris.
Prida’s work can be found in private and public collections all over the world. In Mexico, Latin America, America, and Europe, there are 36 museums exhibiting original Fernando Ramos Prida pieces.
At age 43, Prida began to carve and paint wooden tablets left outside to crack in the scorching hot sun. This art was reminiscent of the Olmec and Mayan heritage of his youth. He became well known for this style of art.