Sergon's Biography

Now a California resident, Sergon was born and grew up in Manila. In the 1960's, he was admitted under a scholarship grant to study fine arts at the University of the Philippines. In the late 1970's, he toured and visited most major European museums and galleries, as well as furthering his studies at the Scuola Lorenzo de Medici in Florence, Italy, where he obtained a certificate.

Though his trademark of realism is evident in all his works, Sergon's art encompasses different stages in the life of the artist. His earlier works can be traced back to his Philippine days, paying tribute to Philippine scenery and still lifes that were prominent in his surroundings-all marked with serene palette lines consisting of subdued earthy hues without the vibrant colors evident in his later works. He has successfully imbued his works with qualities that differentiate a painting from its real life counterpart. Sergon's recent works depict florals and vivid gardens, serene English cottages, lush water gardens, magnificent Koi ponds, all painted in the distinct realism typical of Sergon.

Among the honors he has received are an award for "best painting" in a government sponsored art competition and a commission in 1978 by the former Philippine first lady, Imelda Marcos, to execute murals for the presidential palace.

With an American heritage, (his maternal grandfather is half American), Sergon moved to California in the early 1980's. Since then he has had numerous and successful one-man shows in Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Palm Springs, La Jolla, Carmel, and most recently at the Gallerie Atelier Gourdon in Tokyo, Japan.

Sergon's paintings are in the permanent collection of various government offices, corporations and private individuals, most notably the Philippine Consulate in Washington D.C., the romance novelist Danielle Steel, and a major holding company in Hong Kong which recently commissioned and acquired ten Sergon originals for its collection.

Sergon and his wife, Imelda, currently reside in Southern California.