It was, therefore, Muriedas, an early sculptor who assumed his vocation with absolute normality, without questioning. And so, sculpture became part of his life, to be confused with it, because it was his passion for art at the same time work and hobby. They were the themes of daily life, along with their devotion to family, friendship and nature, their main sources of inspiration.
Ramón Muriedas returned to his native Santander after a fruitful career of success and recognition inside and outside our country, and there, like a stranded boat, it was gradually extinguished. Deep in thought, surrounded by memories and accompanied by his inseparable dog, Benito – the prettiest greyhound in Europe -, they remember him strolling along the Camel beach – where the broken figure of his Neptune child stood – and over the cliffs del Faro, El Puente del Diablo and El Panteón del Inglés. During his last years of life he continued to travel the same paths in an agile and tireless way, “like a madman” (as his beloved mother, Doña Hilda, when he was a child) reprimanded him, and as in his earliest childhood, while I listened in the background, stubborn and incessant, the faint sound of the sea.
When summarizing the 76 years of existence of the sculptor Ramón Muriedas, it is difficult to separate work and life or vice versa. In this way, we have opted to elaborate a mixed chronology, which intertwines both vital and professional aspects.