National Artist Arturo Luz has passed away at age 94

Arturo Luz, Philippine National Artist in the Visual Arts, in a photo from his daughter, Angela Luz (via Facebook)
Arturo Luz, Philippine National Artist in the Visual Arts, in a photo from his daughter, Angela Luz (via Facebook)

Arturo Luz, revered Philippine National Artist laureate in the visual arts, has died.

His daughter, Angela Luz, announced that the 94-year-old artist passed away peacefully while she was at his side at 8:45pm today, May 26.

Arturo Luz was born on November 20, 1926, and was a founding member of the modern Neo-Realist school in Philippine art. Luz was educated at the University of Santo Tomas School of Fine Arts in Manila, and then went on to the Art School of the Brooklyn Museum in New York, and to the Académie Grade Chaumière in Paris. He became the director of the Metropolitan Museum of Manila in 1976, holding the position until 1986. He was named National Artist in 1997.

 

 

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