Lot 75 | 28 August 2022




LOT 75


B. Philipines, 1929

Paddy Farmers, 1980’s

Signed “Buenaventura” on lower right

Oil on canvas

28.5 x 38.5 cm

Private Collection, USA

RM 500 – RM 1,000

Alfredo Buenaventura was born into a distinguished family of artists in Bulacan, a province north of Manila, Philippines. After studying art for a short period at the University of Santo Tomás, Alfredo was placed under the tutelage of his uncle, the painter Cesar Buenaventura, who was at the peak of his artistic career as a painter, mainly of Impressionist landscapes. Alfredo used a spatula to create the expressionist fillings that characterise his works and contrasted this technique with the subtle impressionism he learned from his uncle. Alfredo died of a heart disease, shortly before his fortieth birthday.