Romeo Villalva Tabuena painting
Romeo Villalva Tabuena
watercolor on paper
signed, dated 1955
15.25"h x 26"w
overall: 24.5"h x 35.25"h
Provenance:An Indiana collection
Very good original condition. Romeo Villalva Tabuena (1921-2015) was active/lived in New York, Mexico, and Philippines. Tabuena is known for luminous, elongated figure, still-life painting, and murals. Filipino postwar Neo-realist painter and printmaker experienced life, education, and culture around the globe. Active in the Philippine Art Gallery, which opened in 1951, Tabuena created groundbreaking works that contributed to the evolution of art in the Philippines. In an interview, Tabuena stated that Cubism and Chinese vertical format painting greatly influenced him. Most of Tabuena's works are acrylics, oils, and watercolors that feature a combination of Filipino and Mexican cultural themes, such as the everyday working people, traditional housing, and native plants. Some of Tabuena's watercolor landscapes are his most sought after works.
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