Luz, Arturo

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Circus Performer

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Circus Performer


Born : 20 November 1926 in Manila, Philippines


1947-1949 Diploma in Art, California College of Arts & Crafts, California

1949-1950 Brooklyn Museum Art School, New York

1950-1951 Academie de la Grand Chaumiere, Paris


Owner-Director, The Luz Gallery, Metro Manila, Philippines, 1960 - present

Executive Director, Design Center of the Philippines, CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Manila, 1973-1987

Director, Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Central Bank Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Manila, 1976-1986

Director, Museum of Philippine Art, Roxas Boulevard cor. T.M. Kalaw, Metro Manila, 1977-1985


Galerie Raymond Duncan, Paris, 1951

Manila Hotel, Manila, Philippines, 1952

Philippine Art Gallery, Manila, Philippines, (various)

The Luz Gallery, Manila, Philippines (various)

Ten-Year Retrospective, Art Gallery of Ateneo University, 1960s

Museum of Philippine Art, A Major Exhibition of Recent Paintings, Collages in Paper & Fiber, Sculptures, prints & Assemblages, 1979

Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico, 1981

"Arturo Luz,A Retrospective", Metropolitan Museum of Manila, 1995

The First of the Annual Director’s Choice Series Exhibit, Ayala Museum, Makati, Philippines, 2005


Philippines, Japan, Cuba, India, California, Washington D.C., Madrid, Barcelona, New York, Paris, London, Rome, Taipei, Saigon, Sao Paolo, Seattle, Osaka, Cairo, Fukuoka, Tokyo, The Hague, Singapore, Bonn, Munich, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China.


Chapel of the Holy Sacrifice, University of the Philippines

World Health Organization, Regional Headquarters, Manila

Mural, Rizal Theater, Makati

Mural, San Miguel Corporation, Makati

Murals, Hyatt Regency Hotel Philippines

Aluminum Sculpture, Malacañang Palace Grounds, Manila

Aluminum Sculpture, Makati Stock Exchange Building, Makati

Little Theater, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila

Outdoor Sculpture, Makati Commercial Center Mall

Outdoor Sculpture, Philippine International Convention Center, Manila

Sculpture Relief, Philippine International Convention Center, Manila

Mural, Philippine Plaza Hotel, Manila

Sculpture, Philippine Plaza Hotel, Manila

Sculpture, Benguet Corporation, Manila


Several times 1st Prize Winner, Art Association of the Philippines Annual Competitions

President, Art Association of the Philippines, 1952

Recipient of scholarship form the Spanish Government, 1953-54

Included in an International exhibition sponsored by Steuben Glass entitled "Asian Artists in Crystal", 1955 (one of two Filipinos represented)

Represented in the Steuben Glass Museum

Chosen "Outstanding Young Man in Art", Manila Times Selection, 1955

Awarded Specialist Grant by the United States Government, 1963

Represented the Philippines in an exhibition entitled "Arte de America y España", organized in Madrid and exhibited in the major cities of Europe, 1963

1st Prize, Asian Art Competition, Saigon, 1963

Awarded Republic Cultural Heritage Award for Painting, by the Philippine Republic, 1966

Included in McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of World Biographies

Represented the Philippines in sculpture and was Commissioner-General of Philippines' participation, Sao Paolo Biennale, 1971

Participated in Tokyo International Print Biennale, 1974

Made "Chevalier of the Order of Arts & Letters" by the Republic of France, 1978

Included in 1978-79 edition of "Who's Who in the World", Marquis Publication

Pintura - Parangal Patnubay ng Sining at Kalinangan, Araw ng Maynila, 1980

Participated in the 8th British International Print Biennale, Bradford, 1984

Promoted to "Official of the Order of Arts & Letters" by the Republic of France, 1988

Awarded "Gawad CCP Para Sa Sining" for Visual Arts, 1989

Received "Diwa ng Lahi" Award from the City of Manila on its Foundation Day, 1993


Jeannie Javelosa " THE DEAFENING SILENCE", LIFE at the Sunday Chronicle, May 7, 1995.

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