Arturo R. Luz

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Arturo Luz
Born(1926-11-20)November 20, 1926
OccupationArtist, Art administrator
AwardsNational Artist of the Philippines.svg
National Artist of the Philippines

Arturo Rogerio Luz (born November 20, 1926) is a Philippine National Artist awardee in visual arts. He is also a known printmaker, sculptor, designer and art administrator. A founding member of the modern Neo-realist school in Philippine art, he received the National Artist Award, the country's highest accolade in the arts, in 1997.[1]

Luz has produced art pieces through a disciplined economy of means. His early drawings were described as "playful linear works" influenced by Paul Klee. His best masterpieces are minimalist, geometric abstracts, alluding to the modernist "virtues" of competence, order and elegance; and were further described as evoking universal reality and mirrors an aspiration for an acme of true Asian modernity.[2]

Further reading[edit]

  • Reyes, Cid. Arturo Luz. Manila: Ayala Foundation and The Crucible Workshop, 1999.

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  2. ^ Endaya, Imelda Cajipe (artist and independent curator) and Cecilia B. Rebong (Philippine Consul-General). "Pamana: Modernong Sining" (A Heritage of Modern Art), An Art Exhibit from the Collection of the Philippine Center in New York, Printed Catalogue, The Consulate General of the Philippines, Philippine Center Management Board, and, June 11, 2007, 12 pages.