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ALFRED GALVEZ was exposed to Filipino masters at an early age until he studied at the Philippine High School for the Arts in Makiling, Laguna and later, the UP College of Fine Arts. He started as an apprentice of Mariano Madarang (from the Philippine Women's University) and trained in the restoration and conservation of the painitngs of the masters in the Philippine Art such as Juan Luna, Felix Resureccion Hidalgo, Fernando Amorsolo and Carlos "Botong" Francisco. Keen to develop his expertise, Alfred studied under Marco Cavallini in 2007, at the Bottega Arte in Florence, Italy that was esteemed for trompe l'oeil techniques. Aside from the traditional Florentine approach to murals, the studio was also known for architectural illusionistic techniques seen in ceiling paintings that seem to transform the earthly realm with dramatic lighting effects. In 2013, along with fellow artists, Alfred opened Galvez Atelier, a teaching studio in Kamuning, Quezon City. Here he imparts the techniques he learned from his apprenticeships and formal education.