Balan-a native of Paete, Laguna, Philippines-studied fine arts at the University of Santo Thomas in Manila. Many of his religious works, ranging from murals to stained glass, are on display at churches in the Philippines.
Balan immigrated to the United States in 2001 and became a U. He currently lives with his family in Illinois. Continuing to produce a wide range of works, Balan receives numerous accolades and was profiled in local publications and news programs. He exhibits his paintings and sculptures regularly, most notably his Lupang Hinirang Series, the first ever visual interpretation of the Philippine national anthem.
Balan's recognition includes fine work honors for his PACEM design in the Japanese mint's International Coin Design Competition in 2012. In 2013, the best design in the National Humanities Medal Design Competition out of 128 entries submitted.
The National Humanities Medal is bestowed by the President of the United States in an annual White House ceremony. The inspiration for his award-winning design was the Statue of Liberty which he portrayed as representative of the history, wisdom and generosity of the United States.Please zoom in on the pictures to see the detail on this beautiful Bright Cartwheel Details 2021 Type 2. Thank you - ITEM # GMN. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Bullion\Gold\Coins". The seller is "smdcollectibles" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.