Glenn A. Bautista, visual artist


GLENN A. BAUTISTA was born on March 20, 1947 in Orion, Bataan, a province in Central Luzon, Philippines made infamous by the 1942 Bataan Death March. Glenn is the seventh of nine children in the family, all reared in the faith tradition of the United Methodist Church. His mother Eugenia Angeles was a deaconess, and his father, the Rev. Ignacio P. Bautista, was church minister for 39 years.

Glenn at 4’3”
Glenn Bautista as
a pupil of Santa
Elementary School
in Manila, standing
tall at 4’3” behind
a height chart.

Glenn completed his education in Manila: his elementary education at the Sta. Ana Elementary School (1959); secondary education at the Union High School of Manila (1963); and college at the University of Santo Thomas (UST), the oldest existing university in Asia, and at the University of the Philippines (UP), the country’s national university and premier institution of higher learning.

Glenn as photographer

In 1969, he completed a certificate course in Advertising at the UP College of Fine Arts where he was a consistent university scholar1. In 1971, Glenn received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree2 at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, California, USA. He then went to Germany in 1982 to pursue further studies in lithography at the Staatliche Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.

Glenn now resides in Houston, Texas, USA with his wife Lorna, a physiotherapist and food expert. Their son and only child David, drummer/percussionist of the band Southwind, is in the Philippines completing his undergraduate studies.


1> Photo of certificate from the University of the Philippines awarding Glenn Bautista university scholarship during the second semester of academic year 1965-1966:

2> Photo of diploma conferred by the Brooks Institute School of Fine Art, 21 April 1972: