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1.26.2006

Napoleon V. Abueva




Napoleon Abueva
AKA Napoleon Veloso Abueva


  • "Father of Modern Philippine Sculpture"
  • Philippine National Artist for Sculpture (1976)

QUOTE
"There is money in 'lapok' (clay)."


ALIAS
"Billy"


DATE OF BIRTH
January 26, 1930

BIRTHPLACE
Tagbilaran, Bohol, Philippines

FATHER: Teodoro Abueva
MOTHER: Purification Veloso


USEFUL LINKS

Napoleon Isabelo Veloso-Abueva: The First And Only Boholano National Artist
Wikipedia Article on Napoleon Abueva
Cultural Heritage: Napoleon V. Abueva
Outstanding Awards by Filipinos
Abueva’s works find a home at Malagos Gardens
National artist sees need to revitalize clay industry

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