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Tam Austria

 (born 1943)
Tam (Anastacio) Austria is active/lives in Philippines.  Tam Austria is known for painting.

Tam Austria

Biography from Leon Gallery

The Philippines’ Tam Austria interprets the age-old Mother and Child theme with more than a touch of folk genre.  A regional artist, Austria is also known for his interpretation of Philippine myths.   Among his earlier works were a Madonna and Child series in far more somber tones, avoiding the usual sentimentality of the subject.  While his ideas may seem rarefied, his works, sought-after pieces by collectors for the naturalness of their forms and the masterful combination of colors, are as rooted as you can get: rich flora and fauna surrounding figures (usually of women) in their distinct Filipiniana dresses who conduct themselves with subtle elegance such as in gathering palay stalks, blowing into a flute, or holding a child, their cheeks in a blush, their faces lit by an almost supernatural glow.  It is that glow by which you can easily spot an Austria, a luminosity that instantly engages the eye and holds it rapt and mesmerized.

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About  Tam Austria

Born:  1943
Known for:  painting