Nisha Rathode (Editor)

Ramon Abellana

Updated on
Edit
Like
Comment
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Name
  
Ramon Abellana

Died
  
November 5, 2001

Siblings
  
Martino Abellana


Ramon Abellana

Katahum Sa Yamog


Dr. Ramon Alcoseba Abellana. (February 5, 1911 - November 5, 2001)

Was a Cebuano sculptor and composer from Carcar. Born on February 5, 1911. He learned sculpture from his grandfather, Gonzalo and from his father, Teofilo, who was also a school principal and sculptor. He pursued dentistry as a profession. He compared making dental impressions to sculpting. An artist by heart, apart from practicing his dental profession, he was also making sculptures. His first commissioned work was the Carcar landmark, "Rotunda" based on the sketches of his brother, Martino Abellana. Together with his brother, Manuel, he sculpted the figures. He also carved two life-sized statues: Lapu-lapu and Sergio Osmeña Sr. ,.both can be seen at the grounds of Cebu City Capitol.

His passion for music inspired him to compose several Visayan songs such as Kwahaw, Saloma, Katahum sa Yamog (How Lovely the Morning Dew) and Lapiyahan.

References

Ramon Abellana Wikipedia