Filipino, 20th – 21st century, male.
Born 1926, in Manila.
Painter, sculptor, printmaker, designer. Figures, landscapes, cityscapes, genre scenes.
Arturo Luz began his art lessons under the painter Pablo Amorsolo. He studied at the University of Santo Tomas College of Fine Arts and received a scholarship to attend the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California, from which he graduated in 1949. He took up further studies at the Brooklyn Museum of Art School, New York, in 1950 and at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière, Paris, in 1951. In the same year, he held his first solo exhibition, at the Raymond Duncan Gallery in Paris, and the following year, he returned to the Philippines and had a solo exhibition at the Manila Hotel. Luz was a central figure in the development of modernism in the Philippines, as one of the youngest members of the Neo-Realist group of artists in the 1950s. Exemplifying austerity and reduction of form, he works with a variety of media, including oil and acrylic, paper, burlap, metal, and stone....