Former Fine Arts professor Alconaba dead at 84

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(Photo grabbed from Domingo Alconaba's Facebook account)

THOMASIAN alumnus and former fine arts faculty Domingo Alconaba passed away due following a heart attack last March 3. He was 84.

Alconaba earned his degree in fine arts in 1955 and started teaching at the old College of Architecture and Fine Arts in 1965. He retired from teaching in 1975.

“He is one of the old Thomasian artists who cooperated well when we had our series of retrospective exhibits,” Mary Ann Venturina-Bulanadi, assistant professor from the interior design department, told the Varsitarian.

Throughout his career as an artist, Alconaba participated in multiple exhibits, creating dozens of landscapes, a favorite subject of his, usually in oil or watercolor paint.

One of his most popular works is a 20×20 inch oil on canvas titled “Mangoes,” in Bulanadi’s possession.

“He was so inspired, especially when he listened to his favorite classical and Filipino music while working and painting,” recalled Noni Fuentes, Alconaba’s daughter.

“He was a family man… very close to us all, very loving and encouraging,” she added.

Alconaba’s works were also widely known in Cabuyao, Laguna, his hometown. J. A. C. Casucian

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