Arturo Luz

b. 1926, Manila, Philippines
d. 2021, Manila, Philippines

Arturo Luz was a painter, printmaker, sculptor, and instructor in the fine arts, known for his abstract paintings of geometric forms and lines and sculptures made from hardwood and metal. He attended several painting classes at the School of Fine Arts at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, the Art School of the Brooklyn Museum in New York, and the Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris. He was also a graduate of the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland in 1994. Arturo became the founding director of the Metropolitan Museum of Manila in 1976, a title he held until 1986.

He participated in several exhibitions and biennales worldwide, including the Philippine Cultural Exhibition in New York (1953), Arte de America y España (1963), the 11th São Paulo Biennial (1971), the Tokyo International Print Biennial in (1974), and the 8th British International Print Biennale (1984). In 1997, he was conferred National Artist for Visual Arts by the Philippine government.

BIOGRAPHY INFORMATION FROM ATENEO ART GALLERY AND TATLER ASIA, MAY 2024.

Country: Philippines