Pacita Abad was a painter from the Philipines. Pacita Abad was born in Basco, Batanes, Philippines in the year 1946. She went on to earn a masters in Asian history from Lone Mountain College.
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The artist worked in many mediums including oils, acrylics, and prints.
Abad began her collegiate career by earning a degree in political science from the University of the Philippines. She then moved to the United States and planned to study law. Abad ended up earning a degree in Asian history from Lone Mountain College.
The artist also attended the Corcoran School of Art in Washington D.C. and the Art Student’s League of New York City.
Abad placed an emphasis on color and considered herself an ambassador of color. In this clip a brief interview with the artist:
Pacita Abad passed away in 2004. She was 58 years of age.
Pacita Abad had a great style that incorporated vivid color with interesting design patterns. Her work has a great feeling of movement.