Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Oscar Salita

was born 1943.Died 2012. (Figurative abstract & murals) BFA UST 1966. Raised by paternal grandparents in an old house on Mendoza St. in Quiapo filled with dusty paintings. Befriending a carver of santos in Quiapo while in Grade IV, made his first attempt at carving 1954. Sketched with Andy Poe, Jr at the Roman gardens of San Beda College, which was off limits to students. At MIT High, built lasting friendships with Roger Bruan, now a US-based art director, Carlitos Buendia, HK-based art director of Mabuhay magazine, and Rudy Banitez, a US-based comics illustrator. Enrolled at UST with his friends to pursue art studies in a building designed by his father and Julio Rocha. To augment his allowance, did fashion sketches for couturier Pedrito Legaspi. Co-founded the Starving Artist group, based in the old unused house of Dra.Adela Paterno, participating in their exhibits at the Contemporary Arts Gallery, 1964. Met partner Oscar de Zalameda, newly arrived from Europe, through Legaspi , apprenticing under Zalameda and assisting him in doing commissioned work. Was painting fulltime by 1967, mostly commissioned work for interior designers Berenguer Topacio, Wili Fernandez, and Lita Bondoc. First one-man exhibit, Hyatt Terraces, Baguio,1976. Did a 5-panel mural for the Hyatt Terraces lobby and graphic Igorot designs for the hotel’s scenic elevator, 1976. Also painted a mural for the UP College of Medicine Bldg, Herran. Mounted 2nd solo at the SF Art Circle in Daly City under the sponsorship of a group of doctors, 1984. Third solo, Anjo Interiors, HK, 1985. In 1988, went to Los Angeles to present his 7th solo at Agoura Hills the auspices of Verna Lomota and real state tycoon Mary Launch. The show was attended by movie stars Mark Hamill and David Soul, who purchased paintings. Left for Taipei in 1993 for his 9th solo at the Lung Men Art Gallery. [20th CENT Vol II-MD]
Tres Marias
Oil on Canvas
36 x 32
1997
HAC Code: 53829
Couple
Oil on Canvas
34.5 x 46
1988
HAC Code: 79175
Prusisyon
Oil on Canvas
35 x 36
1990
HAC Code: 78111
TRES MARIAS
Oil on Canvas
30" x 16"
2011
HAC Code: 79268
DOS MARIAS
Acrylic on Canvas
30" x 38"
1982
HAC Code: 10584
MOTHER & CHILD
Print
21.5" x 13.5"
1988
HAC Code: 79070
MOTHER & CHILD
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 18"
ND
HAC Code: 72654
TRES MARIAS (SOLD)
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 30"
1990
HAC Code: 59033
MOTHER & CHILD (SOLD)
Acrylic on Canvas
15" x 12"
2005
HAC Code: 73968
MOTHER & CHILD
Acrylic on Canvas
30" x 18"
2009
HAC Code: 77902
Mother and Child
Oil on Canvas
15 x 12
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HAC Code: -

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