Antonio Blanco was a Spanish painter born and raised in the Phillipines. He studied at the National Academy of Art in New York, traveled around the world, and finally landed in Bali in 1952. The King of Ubud gave him a piece of land in the hilltop of Campuan, Ubud to build his home and studio, where Blanco lived and worked until his death in 1999. Sadly, he passed away just before he saw his dream turning his big studio into a museum fulfilled in the inauguration of the museum. However, Mario Blanco, his son and also a painter himself, continued to fulfill his dad's dream of opening a museum to the public and maintaining it until today.
|Marble Entrance Gate of the Museum|
The museum also had an enchanting tropical garden filled with Antonio Blanco's pets like macaws, and cockatoos. It's truly a dream studio for any artists to work and live.
|Love birds at the garden|