Antonio Mario Blanco (1926-1999; Manila, Philippines) studied at the National Academy of Art in New York City, U.S.A. He has lived in Bali since 1952. His spontaneous style works feature voluptuous nude women, often in rather erotic or suggestive poses, with unusual frames designed by the artist himself. Awards: National College or Windsor honorary doctorate (Canada, 1948), Chevalier du Sahametri Scroll Decoration and silver medal (phnom Penh, Cambodia, 1950), title of "Don" (Madrid, Spain, 1992), Dharma Kusuma (Bali, 1995). Exhibitions: Singapore Art Museum (1994), Centre for Strategic and International Studies (Jakarta, Indonesia, 1996), Indonesia-Japan Friendship Festival (Morioka, Tokyo, 1997).