Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Herminia Arrate

Herminia Arrate Ramírez (July 1, 1895 - March 12, 1941) was a painter and First Lady of Chile as wife of President Carlos Dávila Espinoza.


She was born in Santiago, Chile, daughter of Colonel Miguel Arrate Larraín and Delia Ramírez Molina, granddaughter of Eleuterio Ramírez, a Pacific War hero (Tarapacá's campaign). Since her childhood, she had been interested in the arts, specially painting, being a disciple of Fernando Álvarez de Sotomayor and Pablo Burchard. In 1927, she traveled to European countries. She married Carlos Dávila Espinoza, a journalist, ambassador and President of Chile in 1932. She died in Santiago in 1941.

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