The GOOGLE SEARCH banner today has featured Pacita Abad (October 5, 1946 – December 7, 2004). She was an Ivatan and Filipina visual artist. She was born in Basco, Batanes, a small island in the northernmost part of the Philippines, between Luzon and Taiwan.
Her more than 30-year painting career began when she traveled to the United States to undertake graduate studies.
She exhibited her work in over 200 museums, galleries, and other venues, including 75 solo shows, around the world. Abad’s work is now in public, corporate, and private art collections in over 70 countries., according to a statement posted online on Jul. 31, 2020.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.,
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
I have to hand it to Google, I do enjoy learning from its Doodles. Today’s fetes Pacita Abad, Philippine artist and activist known for bold colors https://t.co/iEzkPTMBWf
— Michelle Fait (@MichelleFait) August 1, 2020
This is so cool! @GoogleDoodles celebrated Philippine-born artist and activist Pacita Abad on Friday. On this day in 1984, Abad became the first woman to receive the Philippines’ prestigious Ten Outstanding Young Men award. https://t.co/glgVmOhWsT
— Undiscovered SF (@UNDISCOVEREDSF) August 1, 2020
Nick Sibal wrote
I had a fortunate opportunity to meet artist Pacita Abad when I was living in metropolitan Washington DC. She was very very kind, generous and has smart sense of humor that reflects in her traputo artwork. Sadly she died early just as when she was blossoming in the peak of her painting art 🖼 career.
On this day in 1984, a Filipina artist named Pacita Abad from the Batanes Islands in northern Philippines won a prestigious “Outstanding Young Men Award.” It made a lot of men angry.
— Ericka Cruz Guevarra (@NotoriousECG) August 1, 2020
Pacita Abad, pioneering Ivatan and Filipina-American painter and textile artist, honored today by #GoogleDoodle. An amazing human being and determined art activist who died too soon💜#GoneButNeverForgotten@LiaSciortino @animate_jazz @UNFPAph https://t.co/6ziwoNtful @artnews
— Dr. Natalia Kanem (@Atayeshe) August 1, 2020