Bio: [by Biana Andino] Bueno Silva is the second child and oldest son in a family of 14. During WWII, Silva fled from the Japanese Army in Manila, Philippines. In 1946 his parents migrated to Gen. Santso City, South Cotabato, Philippines and where he earned his Elementary and High School education from Notre Dame of Dadiangas. In College, he studied at the University of the East, taking courses in Accounting in 1961. There he met his future wife Patria Raterta Fabie, who at the same time was taking up medicine. Silva received his bachelor’s degree in Business and Administration from the University of the East in 1965. At the age of twenty-four, he began to pursue his dream of becoming an artist. His first major recognition, was during the late sixties when Silva put a Portrait Gallery in Makati. In 1979, he and his family moved to San Francisco where he held his first solo exhibition in the United States. In 1987, he moved to Chicago because of the better opportunities a big city could provide for an artist. Silva is a self-taught artist that paints bright, colorful, and classical artwork. He and his family came to the United States in October 1979, and is now a permanent resident.
Bueno Silva provided me with links that provided me a lot of information about his life, and his start as an artist:
Andino, Bianca, "Bueno Silva Interview" (2011). Asian American Art Oral History Project. 44.