Pioneering abstract painter Jose Joya (1931-1995) was initially trained in the classical tradition at the University of the Philippines in the late 40s and early 50s and was introduced to modernism and abstraction at the Cranbrook School of Art in the US where he finished his graduate studies. Upon his return to the Philippines, he started teaching at UP and became the president of the Artists' Association of the Philippines. He was posthumously declared National Artist in 2003.
This book introduced by Leonidas V. Benesa features 125 reproductions of his drawings from the 1950s to 1970s, and shows the relationship between his paintings and drawings, between the linear and the painterly in his art. It also traces his shift to abstract and geometric expressionism in the late 50s and 60s and his return to figuration in the 70s. Includes a chronology, list of exhibitions, and a selected bibliography.
Vera-Reyes, Inc., Philippines
Hardcover / 11.25 x 9.25 inches / 127 pages / BW
One copy only. Previously owned, good condition