Thursday, October 6, 2011

Filipino American History Month Painting of the Day: "Skeedo" by Leo Valledor

'Skeedo' by Leo Valledor
(Photo source: Rio Rocket Valledor)
Leo Valledor (1936–1989) was a pioneer of what was known as "geometric abstraction."

"So I really envy Leo Valledor for growing up in the Fillmore District of San Francisco in the 1940's and 50's, where jazz was as alive and kicking as it ever would be," wrote Lawrence Rinder at "Leo had a hard time as a kid, with parents who disappeared and God knows what kinds of racism to deal with. Jazz must have sounded like pure possibility to him. And abstract painting much the same... Geometry was his style and color was his tone."

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