Onib Olmedo

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Onib Olmedo
Born Luis Claudio Olmedo
(1937-07-07)July 7, 1937
Manila, Commonwealth of the Philippines
Died September 8, 1996(1996-09-08) (aged 59)
Nationality Filipino
Education BS Architecture
Alma mater Mapúa Institute of Technology
Spouse(s) Bettina Rodriguez Olmedo
Children 2

Onib Olmedo (July 7, 1937 - September 8, 1996) was an award-winning expressionist Filipino painter. He illustrated The Body Book (1993) by Gilda Cordero-Fernando.[1] He created populist art and depicted the marginalized part of the society.[2] In 1970, he decided to shift from is 12-year career in architecture to painting where he became a leading figure in Philippine expressionism.[3]


  1. ^ Mendez Ventura, Sylvia (2005). A Literary Journey with Gilda Cordero-Fernando. University of the Philippines Press. p. 6. ISBN 978-971-542-483-7. Retrieved 2008-09-17. 
  2. ^ Friis-Hansen, Dana; Alice Guillermo; Jeff Baysa (1998). At Home & Abroad. Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. p. 34. ISBN 0-939117-15-0. Retrieved 2008-09-17. 
  3. ^ Herrera, Victoria (2007-09-27). "The Art of Friendship with Onib Olmedo". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2008-09-18.