The Magnificent September Auction 2019

September 14,2019 | 02:00 PM
G/F Eurovilla 1, Rufino corner Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City, Philippines

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Florencio Concepcion  (1933-2006)

Untitled
signed and dated 1985 (lower left)
oil on canvas
30” x 30” (76 cm x 76 cm)


PHP 200,000

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Provenance: Commercial Bank of Manila, Acquired from the above by the present owner

          To view Florencio Concepcion’s abstract oil paintings is to be calmed.  The  feeling is similar to being transported to a secret abundant garden, a hideaway in the countryside.  His brilliant colors of emerald green, soft blue, white and stark black blend in smooth flow in square canvases.  The mood is soothing.  The spirit, carefree yet quiet.

          Manila-born Concepcion finished his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the  University of the Philippines in 1953.  In 1961, he became a scholar of  the Italian government and was sent to the Accademia di Belle Arte in Rome  for his postgraduate studies, wherein he finished his Master of Fine Arts  (Licenziato di Pittura) in 1964.

          Concepcion exhibited extensively locally and abroad, as well as won local and international awards.  From being an opera backdrop artist working under the direction of Prof. Ireneo Miranda in 1951, Concepcion became Dean of the University of the East College of Fine Arts until his retirement in 1994.

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