Romeo Villalva Tabuena
(1921 - 2015)
Romeo Villalva Tabuena was active/lived in New York / Mexico, Philippines. Romeo Tabuena is known for luminous, elongated figure, genre and still-life painting, murals.
Biography Romeo Villalva Tabuena
Filipino postwar Neo-realist painter and printmaker Romeo Tabuena experienced life, education, and culture around the globe, from his birthplace in Southeast Asia to his residence in Mexico. 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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