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Expat Pinoy painter to hold exhibit in Manila

MANILA — A Filipino painter based in the US will hold a solo exhibit at the Gallery Liencio at the Serendra at Bonifacio Global City on August 29.

Salvador “Dodong” Arellano, internationally known for his paintings of thoroughbred racehorses and gamefowl, will be holding his first public exhibit in the country since he left for Los Angeles in 1987. The exhibit is co-sponsored by the Leon Gallery.

The son of the late architect/painter Juan M. Arellano,Salvador is also an accomplished portraitist who has done commissions for, among others, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Prince Charles, Sultan Bolkiah of Brunei, and actor Sylvester Stallone and other Hollywood personalities.

A permanent resident of the US by virtue of his “exceptional ability in the art of painting,” Arellano has exhibited at the Christie’s and Dyansen Galleries, the Los Angeles Equestrian Center as its Resident Artist; Empire Polo Club as its Official Artist; Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club; and at the Del Mar, Hollywood Park, and Santa Anita Park racetracks.

His works have been exhibited in Japan, Singapore, Australia and Dubai as well, with prominent collectors from Manila as his patrons since the early 1980s. He was sole judge thrice in the Watercolor Category of the annual art show sponsored by the city government of Beverly Hills in Los Angeles.

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Source: ABS-CBN News PH

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