(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 Tabuena
Romeo Tabuena is a Philippine-born painter rooted in Eastern sensibility. He has been a resident of Mexico for more than four decades.
Born in Lloilo in 1921, he studied architecture at the Mapua Institute of Technology and a fine arts course, majoring in painting, at the University of the Philippines. He also studied at the Art Students League* in New York and at the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere* in Paris.
Tabuena decided to settle in Mexico and to make it the base of his painting career. But he has maintained links with his native country through participation in its major art projects, and despite his long residence in Mexico, he has retained his Philippine citizenship.
One of his major works since 1957 is a
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