Elito ‘Lito’ Ballesteros

Born: Nueva Ecija (1940-2009)

He was a retired U.S Navy personnel. He was one of the original members of the New York-based Society of the Philippine-American Artists (SPAA), where he participated in group shows such as “Suntok sa Buwan” in 1994, “Salamin ng Kagitingan” in 1998, both at the Philippine Center. He held several solo exhibits of his paintings in New york, New Jersey, and Washington D.C. He was one of the well-known local artists in Middletown, New York, where he lived and had an art gallery.