It is with deep sorrow that I announce the passing of my father, our beloved Nationwide Artist, Arturo Luz. He peacefully…

Posted by Angela Luz on Wednesday, May possibly 26, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — National Artist for Visual Arts Arturo Luz died on Wednesday evening. He was 94.

 Luz’s relatives introduced his demise on social media. 

 “It is with deep sorrow that I announce the passing of my father, our beloved Countrywide Artist, Arturo Luz. He peacefully joined his Creator at 8:45 this night, and I stood by his aspect as he took his previous breath,” said his daughter, Angela, on Fb.

 “God blessed my father with 94 of the most great decades on earth. He enriched our lives with his artwork, with his amazing expertise and his genius,” she extra.

Luz, a painter and sculptor, was born on Nov. 20, 1926 and was recognized for being a person of the founding members of the modern-day Neo-realist college in Philippine art. 

He took up fine arts the College of Santo Tomas in Manila, and later on at the Artwork Faculty of the Brooklyn Museum in New York, and at the Académie Quality Chaumière in Paris.

 Some of his global shows have been: Philippine Cultural Exhibition in New York in 1953, Arte de America y España in 1963, the 11th São Paolo Biennial in 1971, the Tokyo Worldwide Print Biennial in 1974, and the 8th British Worldwide Print Biennale in 1984.

 In 1997, he was named Countrywide Artist for his important contribution to the development of Philippine arts.

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