Oscar Ramos Apuli was born on December 18, 1948 in Manila. He finished his Bachelor of Science in Architecture at the Bicol University. Thereafter, he worked as a draftsman in several government agencies in Bicol and later on in Manila.
The lure of the fine arts made him leave the world of architecture and pursue apprenticeships with popular artists in Manila. This was a turning point in his life and the beginning of his career as a painter.
He studied carefully the works of international artists and the Philippine Masters of that time. He then spent countless years working on the subjects and styles of Juan Luna, Carlos “Botong” Francisco and especially Fernando Amorsolo.
Out of all the styles and influences Oscar Ramos went through during the long years of training, the style and colors of Fernando Amorsolo are still reflected in his works. Fernando Amorsolo influenced him much in the Filipiniana works he produces while the still life and the flowers where mainly influenced by international artists, especially in Europe during his several travels abroad.