Prudencio Lamarroza

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Prudencio Lamarroza (24 July 1943- ) is a Filipino artist who is known for his hyperrealist and surrealistic landscape paintings, especially his Amburayan Queen Series, which consists of paintings depicting a protective mythological spirit, suggestive of the need for ecological preservation.

He was born in Tagudiri, llocos Sur. He began his art studies at the UST College of Fine Arts but finding the traditional school objected to his advenutousness in art, he transferred to the PWU.

While in college, he was influenced by modernists like local painters Lee Aguinaldo and Roberto Chabet and European artists Modigliani and Victor Vasarely. He experimented with various modern styles but his works continued to be mostly figurative. He was an outstanding student, winning several awards. In 1971, he held his first one-man show of works that used innovative materials in La Solidaridad.

Some of his awards

  • Shell art competition
  • Grand prize in the Globe Mackay-ITT international art competition in 1970
  • Art Association of the Philippines

Reference

http://www.shell.com/home/content/ph-en/society_environment/nsac/lamarroza_0722.html