|Biography from Simic Galleries:|
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Felix Gonzalez, Jr., son of the late well-known artist, Felix P. Gonzalez, was born in Manila on October 31, 1938.
to art early in his childhood, Felix, known as Lex, did pencil drawings
even before he reached school age. He was in his senior year in
the College of Architecture when he decided to devote full time to
His first attempt in joining an art competition won him third honorable mention for his painting entitled The Exile
in a national art contest sponsored by the United Drug Company. That
same year, he won the first honorable mention for his entry The Crucifixion
in the National Press Club art contest. The turning point in his
art career came in 1958, when he won the coveted first prize from among
a select group of contemporary and conservative artists, in an art
competition exposition. His winning entry, done in oil, was
entitled The Golden Harvest.
In 1968, he went on an
educational observation tour of the United States and had positive
reception, especially from galleries in Hawaii and California.
Lex, painting is a form of communication on the deepest and most
lasting level, saying it must inspire as well as soothe the soul.
in his studio/art gallery in San Juan, Metro-Manila, he does paintings
whose subjects include landscapes, seascapes, still life and
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