(1914 - 1988)
Martino Abellana was active/lived in Philippines. Martino Abellana is known for portrait painting, sculpture, fabric art, teaching.
Biography Martino Abellana
Martino Abellana, The Dean of Cebuano Painters
Martino Abellana (1914-1986) is a central figure in the development of most Cebuano artists. Born to an artistic family, he was exposed to art early. His father, Teofilo, a school principal and assiduous reader, was the sculptor of Carcar, and his elder brother, Ramon a dentist by profession, is also a sculptor as well as a musician and composer of original pieces. Even his grandfather, Saloy Abellana, was an apprentice to Isabelo Tampingco in Manila.
An all-around artist, Martino was a composer, painter, sculptor, embroiderer of liturgical vestments and an expert in arnis de mano. A painting of his was brought to the Manila Carnival to represent Cebu. Another artist of th
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