Juvenal Sanso was born in Reus, Catalonia, Spain in
1929, but moved to Manila five years later, where his family established
El Arte Espanol, a wrought-iron business. The young Sanso spent his
boyhood in Paco and had many wonderful memories of halcyon days swimming
in the Pasig River and family outings to Montalban in Rizal.
We were so lucky to be invited to Sanso's painting exhibit at The Podium. I hope to be invited to Sanso's future exhibits.
The blond and blue-eyed young Sanso learned to
speak Tagalog fluently and freely mingled with boys his age, forming
many lasting friendships, with Henry Sy, foremost among them. For more of Sanso's story click here