Ciriaco Parraga known as Painter Torrelavega Varela was born in 1902 and died in 1973.Stared Torrelavaga in preparation in the School of Arts and Crafts torrelaveguense, where he began a career within the School called Vasca.
In Madrid he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts of Fernando Sain, visit the Prado Museum and attend informal meetings and literary arts. Shortly Bilbao is set after completing his training at the School of Arts and Crafts in the city and in the studio of Federico Saenz. In 1930 travels in Paris, where contact Impressionist art, which exert certain influence on his later work. Gain a reputation as a portraitist
Párraga was an excellent draftsman, and got the third prize at the National Exhibition of Fine Arts in Madrid. His portraits, clearly realistic, show considerable interest in capturing the soul of the character, in examples such as Portrait of Don Resurrection Mary Azkue made in 1950.
There is a street in honor of him in Torrelavega.