"Madonna and Child"
by Tam Austria
8.5 in (dia)
About the Artist
Tam Austria (b.1943) is a highly skilled figurative artist who excels in the dynamics of realism. Austria’s artistic odyssey began in the 1950s. The boy Austria turned out a highly realistic oil painting of Christ with a crown of thorns – an impressive first work for one who was not even 10 years old. The parish priest, who must have noticed the early signs of artistic talent in Austira who served him as altar boy, gave the youth his fist exposure to art. The generous priest was also instrumental in winning a four-year high scholar scholarship for the evolving artist. In 1960, Austria enrolled at the University of Sto. Tomas for a degree in fine arts. He was a standout and easily won a number of prizes for his early efforts.
Carlos “Botong” Francisco, the national artist for painting, whom Austria admired deeply, encouraged the artist to join the Ayala Museum as artist and illustrator. His first project was to design the museum’s diorama of Philippine history. His considerable gifts caught the attention of the Zobel de Ayala family, prominent art patron, who offered him a commission to do a mural, along with Fernando Amorsolo and Fernando de Ayala, for the St. Anthony Chapel in Forbes Park.
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