Napoleón Isabelo Veloso-Abueva born January 26, 1930, more popularly known as Napoleón Abueva, is a Filipino artist. He is a sculptor given the distinction as one of the National Artists of the Philippines for Sculpture. He is also entitled as the "Father of Modern Philippine Sculpture". He is the first and only Boholano given the distinction as National Artist of the Philippines in the field of Visual Arts.  Napoleon Abueva, nicknamed Billy, was born on January 26, 1930 in Tagbilaran, Bohol to Teodoro Abueva, a Bohol congressman and Purificacion Veloso, president of the Women’s Auxiliary Service. His father was a friend and contemporary of former Philippine President Manuel Roxas and Ambassador Narciso Ramos. He was a member of the Provincial Board, and later became the Provincial Governor of Bohol. He ended his career as a Congressman in 1934. Both of Abueva's parents were to give their lives for their country during World War II... (more)
- Napoleon Veloso-Abueva the first and only Boholano National Artist. The Bohol Times 25 January, 2004.