Rodolfo Paras Perez
He is a painter, printmaker, and art critic and art historian. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of the Philippines, MA from the University of Minnesota, and PhD in Art History from Harvard University. He held his first solo exhibit at the Luz Gallery in 1962 and international printmaking exhibitions in Geneva, Cracow, and Florence. Among his awards from the AAP Annual Competitions were: First Prizes for “The Kiss” in 1962 and “Ethereal Glow in 1963. He did a series of woodcut prints illustrating Francisco Baltazar’s “Florante at Laura.” He won the Gold Medal at the II Internazional della Grafica in 1969. Among the scholarly books and publications he has written are those on Dominator Castañeda, Galo B. Campo, Vicente Manansala, Sanso, Romeo Tabuena, Fernando Zobel, Guillemo Tolentino and Edades and the Thirteen Moderns.