(b. 1932, Guayaquil
) is a very important master painter from Ecuador
Miranda was born in 1932 to Pedro Miranda Martinez and Dolores Neira Peñafiel. Miranda's childhood memories were of harvesting honey from his family's many beehives, which they owned all along the route from Emplame
. Miranda was always drawing as a child, scribbling away on any paper that he could find and copying art from books that his mother had in the house.
Miranda finished his primary studies in River Basin
, where his parents had transferred for work related reasons. Miranda later returned to the port city to attend secondary school at the School Vicente Rocafuerte. In 1950, Miranda's passion for art led him to enroll in the School of Fine Arts in Guayaquil to be mentored by Hans Michaelson and Caesar Andrade Faini
In 1955, Miranda graduated from the School of Fine Arts and was granted a scholarship by UNESCO
to travel Europe
and settle in Italy
. Miranda attended the Academy of Fine Arts of Rome
where he graduated in 1961. The impressive quality of his work earned Miranda many praises from the art critics of the "eternal city". Miranda obtained the First Prize "Via Marguta" and the Prize "Fiat" in 1959; The First Prize "Vittorio Grassi", the "Odescalchi Glass", of Brasiano, and the silver medal by "Il Giornale Di Italy", in 1960. Miranda was influenced by great Italian masters such as: Americo......