Saturday, January 29, 2011

Loreto Racuya

was born in Anda, Pangasinan, 1940. (Religious murals & genre) Int’l Correspondence School, 1974.first solo, Hidalgo Gallery, 1974. Apprenticed at Feiciano at Tinonas studio in Dagupan City in the ‘60s, doing black and white figures. Worked as cinema poster artist at Juco Advtg, 1961-70 and as diorama artist, Ayala Museum, 1971-’74. [20th CENT 1st Ed-MD]*** Worked on the Parian, Aglipay, Katipunan, and Bataan dioramas, and assisted in others at the Ayala Museum. Exhibited a new idiom in 1991. Among the murals he ha done are the < Martyrdom and Apotheosis of Lorenzo Ruiz> commissioned by San Roque Church, 1988; for Five Wounds of Jesus Church run by the Stigmatine Father’s in Talon, Las Pinas, 1990; for the Zealatrix Sisters of Bayanan, Muntinglupa; for the La Verna House of Prayer in Tagaytay; and for St. Joseph Church Aurora Boulevard , QC, all in 1993. Painted the eleven-foot mural for the Perpetua Adoration Room of St. Andrews Church, Paranaque, 1994. First prizes, Manuel Quezon Centennial Nationwide painting contest, 1978, and Balagtas at Celia Nationwide Painting competition, 1979. In 1987, awarded one of the ten outstanding Andaneans. [20th CENT Vol. I-MD]*** Mounted solos at Galerie Bleue in 1976, Greenhills Shopping Center in 1978, Hidalgo Gallery in 1980, and Mandaluyong Gallery, 1983. Special prize, 10th Biennal, Intl Figurative Art Festival, Italy, 1995. [ 100 Years: 100 Artist-LC]*** Sons Norman Caras (who signs his paintings with his mother’s family name) and Teody, the youngest, are both fulltime artist. Norman is active with the Tuesday group at the NCCA, together with his father. [Family-JS]
READING WOMAN
Oil on Canvas
24" x 18"
1980
HAC Code: 75983
MAN’S FACE (SOLD)
Oil on Canvas
17" x 13"
1985
HAC Code: UNCODE
SALT VENDOR (SOLD)
Oil on Canvas
12" x 9"
ND
HAC Code: 76945
FACE (SOLD)
Oil on Canvas
10.5" x 7.5"
ND
HAC Code: 79086
LANDSCAPE (SOLD)
Oil on Canvas
8" x 10"
ND
HAC Code: 76332
JESUS CHRIST (SOLD)
Oil on Canvas
13.5" x 10"
1976
HAC Code: 79087
NAG GIGIIK NG PALAY (SOLD)
Oil on Canvas
24" x 18"
ND
HAC Code: 76843
FACE (SOLD)
Oil on Canvas
20" x 15"
1995
HAC Code: 79088

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