biographie de Romeo TABUENA (1921-2015)

Birth place: Iloilo City, Panay Island

Addresses: Guanajuato, Mexico

Profession: Painter

Studied: Univ. Philippines, with Diosdado Lorenzo; ASL, Thekla M. Barneys grant, 1952-53, with Will Barnet; Acad Grande Chaumière, Paris, with Goertz.

Exhibited: Assoc Am Artists Galleries, New York, 1953 (solo); Palace Fine Arts, Mexico City, 1962 (solo), 1969 (solo); Prize Winners Show, WMAA, 1953; Tabuenna Ten Yrs. Retrospective, Philippine A. Gal., Manila, 1959; Eighth Biennal Sao Paulo, MoMA, Brazil, 1965; Galleria de Arte Misrachi, Mexico City, Mex., 1970s; Tasende Gal., Acapulco, Mex., 1970s. Awards: Gold medal in painting, Sch. Fine Arts, Univ. Philippines, 1941; second prize, Art Assn. Philippines Ann., 1949.

Member: Art Assn. Philippines.

Work: New York Pub Libr Print Div; Philippine Nat Mus, Manila; Palace Fine Arts, Mexico City; MoMA, Mexico City; MoMA, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Commissions: Filipiniana (mural), Govt. Philippines, for Washington Embassy, 1957.

Comments: Preferred media: acrylics, oils, watercolors. Positions: art dir., Eve News, Manila, 1949-52. Publications: auth., "Tabuena" (Watercolor page), Am. Artist Mag., 1956; auth., "Painting a Still Life," in: Painting in acrylics, Watson-Guptill, 1965. Teaching: lectr., "Art of today," Far Eastern Univ., 1951.

Sources: WW73; Emily Genauer, Romeo V Tabuena, What's New (Abbot Labs, 1955); Lyd Arguilla, Ten years of Tabuena's art (Philippine Art Gallery, 1959); Arias de la Canal, Tabuena--sensibilidad, disciplinada 7 poetica (El Norte, Mex., 1969).

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