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Arturo

Luz

Nationalartist of the Philippines

Manila, Philippines

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born 1926

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Arturo Rogerio Luz (born November 20, 1926) is a Philippine National Artist awardee in visual arts. He is also a known printmaker, sculptor, designer and art administrator. A founding member of the modern Neo-realist school in Philippine art, he received the National Artist Award, the country's highest accolade in the arts, in 1997.

Luz has produced art pieces through a disciplined economy of means. His early drawings were described as "playful linear works" influenced by Paul Klee. His best masterpieces are minimalist, geometric abstracts, alluding to the modernist "virtues" of competence, order and elegance; and were further described as evoking universal reality and mirrors an aspiration for an acme of true Asian modernity.