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Facts about Philippine artist Pacita Abad



Pacita Abad

Google is celebrating Filipino visual artist, activist, and feminist Pacita Abad for a momentous day in the history of the Philippines, with a colorful Doodle on July 31, 2020.

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Google Doodle for Celebrating Pacita Abad

Interesting facts about Pacita Abad

  • Pacita Abad was born on October 5, 1946, in Basco, in the northern area of Batanes.
  • Abad studied BA in political science at the University of the Philippines Diliman in 1967 and MA in Asian History at Lone Mountain College (University of San Francisco) in 1972.
  • Abad studied painting at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C., and The Art Students League in New York City.
  • Pacita Abad then further sought after her studies at The Art Students League in New York.
  • While Pacita was spending time in San Francisco’s art scene, she wedded painter George Kleiman, however, they later separated.
  • While in California, she at that point wedded Stanford MBA student, Jack Garrity.
  • Pacita Abad built up a method of trapunto painting (named after a quilting technique), which involved stitching and stuffing her painted canvases to give them a three-dimensional, sculptural impact.
  • Pacita got the Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) Award for Art in the Philippines on July 31, 1984. Pacita Abad became the first woman ever to get this prestigious award.
  • Pacita Abad painted a 55-meter long Alkaff Bridge in Singapore and covered it with 2,350 multicolored circles, only a few months before she passed on.
  • Pacita Abad died of lung cancer on December 7 out of 2004 at the age of 58 in Singapore.
  • She is buried in Batanes, Philippines, close to her studio which is known as the Fundacion Pacita.
  • The Fundacion Pacita Batanes Nature Lodge in Basco, Batanes, “was lovingly refurbished” by her brother, Butch Abad.
  • Pacita Abad set up a one of a kind trapunto technique in painting and has impacted various art scholars all through her lifetime.
  • Pacita Abad’s works have been effectively shown in various exhibitions, galleries, and museums in the Philippines all through the annual Philippine Arts Month and art festivals.

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