Oscar R Dizon [NRA 2010]
First name: Oscar ;
Middle name: R ;
Last name: Dizon ;
Member: Non-resident artist member ;
Begin: 2010 ;
End: n/a ;
Born in the fishing village of Bataan province and raised in the City of Manila in the Philippines, Dizon’s interest in the arts stemmed from watching the sign painters working on the fishing boats. His first artwork that he ever did was a Valentines Card for his teacher in fourth grade.
Oscar took Graphic Arts in High School to hone his knowledge of the Arts. He studied Technical Drafting course at the Philippine College of Arts and Trades and Architecture at the National University in Manila.
Immigrating to the United States in August 1971, he had worked as a Graphic Designer to Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic companies. Dizon attended the Art Students League of New York with John Howard Sanden, an established portrait painter in New York, and internationally famous printmaker, Michael Ponce De Leon.
Works are in private collections in the United States, Canada, Malaysia and the Philippines.
Dizon is a lifetime member of the Art Students League of New York, member of Transparent Watercolor Society of America, American Watercolor Society, Hudson Valley Art Association, American Artists Professional League, Salmagundi Club, co-founder and Board member of the Society of Philippine American Artists, Inc.
Dizon has a scheduled One Man Art Exhibit “The Watercolors of Oscar R. Dizon” on March 10th to 23rd, 2011 at the Ayala Museum, Greenbelt Park, Makati Avenue corner
De La Rosa Street, Makati City, Philippines.
Three of his paintings will be featured in the pages of Splash 12: Celebrating Artistic Vision, to be published by North Light Books in May 2011.
Featured Artist in the WINTER 2011 Issue of the American Artist Watercolor Magazine, available at the newsstands and bookstores on December 14, 2010.
One of the three Artists in the book TRANSPARENT COLORS, Filipino-American Watercolorists, written by Maria Teresa Lapid Rodriguez, Director of Montclair State University Galleries/George Segal, published May, 2010.
Featured Artist in Filipinas Magazine, January 2008 article titled Oscar R. Dizon: Personal Realities, written by Rey E. de la Cruz of Chicago.