Lot 39 | Auction XV

LOT 39

(B. Philippines, 1922-1998)

Village Scene, 1969

Signed and dated
“Cesar Buenaventura 1969”on lower right
Oil on canvas
35.5 x 45 cm

Private Collection, Singapore

AVAILABLE – RM 4,000 – RM 7,000

Unlike his father, who was a distinguished UP professor or his brother Teddy Junior who had taken formal studies in art at UP before the war, Cesar did not study art in school. This was because his father opposed to the idea of having two sons competing in the same field.

It was only at the old man’s retirement when Cesar finally received formal instruction from his father. As it turned out, Cesar surpassed the skill and fame of both father and brother. Eventually, Cesar became a protégé of Fernando Amorsolo who had complete confidence in his talent.