Armando Raverón was born in Caracas on May 10, 1889. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Caracas. He is considered one of the best Venezuelan painters of the 20th century. Enthusiast of French impressionism, his painting evolved into abstraction and symbolism. His favourite subjects were the landscape and the female nude, as well as transmitting what he captures from the tropical light.
The family, Rodriguez Zocca, took care of him from his childhood, also helping him in the study of the arts. His maternal great-uncle also instructed him in the arts, especially drawing. In 1911 he finished university and won a scholarship to study in Europe. That same year, he traveled to Spain and went to Barcelona, where he entered the School of Arts and Crafts.
His work is known to be full of imaginative images, which he introduced in different surfaces and with all kinds of materials. The work distinguishes three periods: the blue period, the white period and the sepia period.
The Blue Period begins in 1920 and is characterized by an immersion in a sensual atmosphere where the deep blue of its palette predominates. From then on, the two thematic lines he would cultivate until his death were defined: the landscape painted in the open air, and sex.
The White Period began around 1924 when he abandoned Impressionism and, the colour white, whom he used in abstract compositions without any figure, became very important.
He died on his land, September 18, 1954.