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Nestor Leynes
NESTOR GARCIA LEYNES, SR (February 26, 1922 – March 18, 2016) was a Filipino realist painter. Leynes is regarded as one of the leaders of the "Magic Realist" movement of the Philippines. He was born in Santa Cruz, Manila . CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Work * 3 Selected works * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links BIOGRAPHY Binatang X (1947), illustrated by Nestor Leynes. Leynes was born in February 26, 1922 in Santa Cruz, Manila. His parents were Ricardo Leynes, a doctor, and Enriqueta Garcia, a registered nurse. He had three brothers and a sister. Leynes' parents owned several paintings, including some by the Filipino master painter Fabián Cueto de la Rosa , a distant relative of the family. Probably influenced by his environment, Leynes already expressed the desire to be an artist from a young age. His parents discouraged this ambition, fearing a life of hardship for him
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Wilfredo Alicdan
WILFREDO ALICDAN (born February 22, 1965 in Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas
, Cavite
Cavite
) is a Filipino figurative artist. His works are distinguished by their quaint and geometric folk representations, populated by rounded stylized figures usually engaged in traditional and rural activities. CONTENTS * 1 Education * 2 Career * 2.1 Solo exhibitions * 2.2 Group exhibitions * 3 Awards * 4 Personal life * 5 References * 6 External links EDUCATIONAlicdan graduated elementary school in 1978 from Francisco E. Barzaga Memorial School in Dasmariñas. He graduated high school from Immaculate Conception Academy in 1982 with a gold medal for "Artist of the Year" award. He studied fine arts in the Philippine Women\'s University from 1983 to 1986. CAREERAlicdan is a founding member of the Anting-Anting Group of Artists
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Federico Aguilar Alcuaz
FEDERICO AGUILAR ALCUAZ (June 6, 1932 – February 2, 2011) was an award winning Filipino painter who exhibited extensively Internationally and whose work earned him recognition both in the Philippines
Philippines
and abroad. Alcuaz was conferred the title of National Artist for Visual Arts, Painting, Sculpture and Mixed Media in 2009. However, four nominees for the award other than Alcuaz became embroiled in the 2009 National Artist of the Philippines
Philippines
Controversy , which led the Supreme Court of the Philippines
Philippines
to temporarily issue a status quo order on August 25, 2009, blocking the conferment of the awards on all seven nominees - despite the fact that no objections were ever raised regarding the conferment of the award to Alcuaz and two other nominees
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Isidro Ancheta
ISIDRO ANCHETA (October 15, 1882 – 1946) was a Filipino landscape painter . He finished his Elementary, Secondary and Bachelor of Arts Degree (1904) at the ATENEO DE MANILA. He also studied at the Liceo de Manila , Escuela de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado and the Academia de Dibujo y Pintura run by Teodoro Buenaventura in the early 1900s. He was represented with 8 paintings in the Philippine Section at the St. Louis Exposition of 1904, where his painting titled A VICTIM OF WAR received an Honorable Mention. He taught at the Philippine Normal School from 1918 to 1926. Before World War II
World War II
, his landscapes were found in classrooms all over the Philippines. In 1941 his TIENDA DEL BARRIO won Second Honorable Mention in the Filipiniana Category at the National Art Competition sponsored by the University of Santo Tomas
University of Santo Tomas
. REFERENCES * Albano Pilar, Santiago "Pamana:The Jorge B
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Marcel Antonio
MARCEL ANTONIO (born June 28, 1965) is a Filipino painter . Considered as one of the most promising young talents in Philippine contemporary art while still attending the University of the Philippines
Philippines
' College of Fine Arts in the late 1980s, he launched a solo show and thereafter dropped out of the college to continue to produce collections of his distinctly narrative as well as pseudo-narrative figurative paintings influenced by modernism and 1980s postmodernism . Since then, he has produced enough sold-out works to be counted as one of the Philippines' young painters most proficient in the expressionist genre. Since dropping out of college to concentrate on an already-budding profitable career, Antonio has continued to be considered by several galleries as a prize of collectors in the Manila
Manila
art market
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Elmer Borlongan
ELMER MISA BORLONGAN (born January 7, 1967) is a prominent contemporary Filipino painter best known for his distinctive use of figurative expressionism. He rose to prominence as a recipient of the Cultural Center of the Philippines
Philippines
' Thirteen Artist Awards in 1994, and his works have since become one of the most widely exhibited and most sought-after at auctions among Southeast Asian artists. He is married to fellow artist Plet Bolipata . CONTENTS * 1 Style * 2 Education and early influences * 2.1 Family, early art education, and roots of social consciousness * 2.2 Undergraduate period at the University of the Philippines Diliman * 3 Early work * 4 Rise to prominence and marriage to Plet Bolipata * 5 Zambales period * 6 Other activities * 7 References * 8 External links STYLEWhen asked about his visual approach, Borlongan describes his style as figurative expressionism
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Martino Abellana
MARTINO ABELLANA (1914–1988), known as "NOY TINONG", was a renowned Cebuano painter from Carcar
Carcar
. Dubbed "The Dean of Cebuano Painters", he was born to an artistic family. His main influence was his father, who was a school principal and a sculptor. Martino, along with his four brothers, including renowned sculptor and composer Dr. Ramon Abellana , were exposed to art early, and they helped their father with his sculptures. CONTENTS * 1 Career * 2 Works * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links CAREERMartino pursued a career in the arts, finishing his formal art education at the School of Fine Arts of the University of the Philippines
Philippines
Manila
Manila
. Among his teachers were the famous masters Fernando Amorsolo and Guillermo Tolentino
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Pacita Abad
PACITA ABAD (October 5, 1946 – December 7, 2004) was born in Basco, Batanes
Batanes
, a small island in the northernmost part of the Philippines
Philippines
, between Luzon
Luzon
and Taiwan
Taiwan
. Her more than 30-year painting career began when she traveled to the United States
United States
to undertake graduate studies. She exhibited her work in over 200 museums, galleries and other venues, including 75 solo shows, around the world
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Lent
LENT ( Latin
Latin
: QUADRAGESIMA: Fortieth) is a solemn religious observance in the Christian liturgical calendar that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends approximately six weeks later, before Easter
Easter
Sunday . The purpose of Lent
Lent
is the preparation of the believer through prayer , doing penance , mortifying the flesh , repentance of sins, almsgiving , and self-denial . This event is observed in the Anglican , Eastern Orthodox
Eastern Orthodox
, Lutheran
Lutheran
, Methodist
Methodist
, and Roman Catholic Churches. Some Anabaptist
Anabaptist
and evangelical churches also observe the Lenten season
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Bangko Sentral Ng Pilipinas
The BANGKO SENTRAL NG PILIPINAS (lit. Central Bank of the Philippines; commonly abbreviated as BSP in both Filipino and English ) is the central bank of the Philippines
Philippines
. It was established on July 3, 1993, pursuant to the provision of Republic Act
Republic Act
7653 or the New Central Bank Act of 1993. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 American era and World War II * 1.2 Third Republic and martial law * 1.3 Present * 2 Roles and responsibilities * 3 Organization of the Bangko Sentral * 4 Convertible currencies * 5 Microfinance
Microfinance
and financial inclusion * 6 Anti-money laundering * 7 Governors * 8 Museum * 9 Security Plant Complex * 10 References * 11 Publications * 12 External links HISTORYAMERICAN ERA AND WORLD WAR IIIn 1900, the First Philippine Commission passed Act No
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Metropolitan Museum Of Manila
The METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF MANILA (nicknamed the MET) is a museum located within the complex of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) along Roxas Boulevard in Malate , Manila , the Philippines . It bills itself as the Philippines' premier museum of modern and contemporary visual arts. Established in 1976, it was known as the first Philippine art institution to offer a bilingual and pedagogical program. Partly subsidized by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, the administration of the museum was entrusted to the Metropolitan Museum of Manila Foundation in 1979. The museum houses a collection of art and historical artifacts loaned by the BSP such as pre-Hispanic goldwork and pottery, religious artwork as well as some artworks by Félix Resurrección Hidalgo . The rest of the museum is dedicated to Philippine contemporary featuring works of various Filipino artists. REFERENCES * ^ Lenzi, Iola. Museums of Southeast Asia. Singapore: Archipelago Press. ISBN 981-4068-96-9
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Vicente Manansala
VICENTE SILVA MANANSALA (January 22, 1910 – August 22, 1981) was a Filipino cubist painter and illustrator . CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Later Painting
Painting
Career * 3 Death * 4 Works * 5 References EARLY LIFEManansala was born in Macabebe, Pampanga
Macabebe, Pampanga
. From 1926 to 1930, he studied at the U.P. School of Fine Arts
Fine Arts
. In 1949, Manansala received a six-month grant by UNESCO
UNESCO
to study at the École des Beaux-Arts in Banff and Montreal
Montreal
, Canada. In 1950, he received a nine-month scholarship to study at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris by the French government. Marker ( Macabebe, Pampanga
Macabebe, Pampanga
Town hall. LATER PAINTING CAREERManansala's canvases were described as masterpieces that brought the cultures of the barrio and the city together
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Benedicto Cabrera
BENEDICTO REYES CABRERA (born April 10, 1942), better known as "BENCAB", is a Filipino painter and was awarded National Artist of the Philippines
Philippines
for Visual Arts (Painting) in 2006. He has been noted as "arguably the best-selling painter of his generation of Filipino artists." CONTENTS * 1 Early life and education * 2 Family and European Career * 3 The Baguio
Baguio
Years * 4 National Artist and Recent Awards * 5 Published Collections of Works * 6 References EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATIONBenCab was born to Democrito Cabrera and Isabel Reyes in Malabon, Philippines
Philippines
on April 10, 1942. He was the youngest of nine children. BenCab's first exposure and discovery of the arts happened through his elder Brother Salvador, who was already an established artist during Bencab's childhood
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Fabián De La Rosa
DON FABIáN DE LA ROSA Y CUETO (May 5, 1869 – December 14, 1937) was a Filipino painter. He was the first cousin once removed and mentor to the Philippines' national artist in painting, Fernando Amorsolo , and to his brother Pablo . He is regarded as a "master of genre" in Philippine art. Un recuerdo de la Villa Borghese (A remembrance of the Villa Borghese), 1909. Women working in a rice field. Oil on canvas, 1902. Barcazas en el Rio (Houseboats in a River), oil on canvas, Private Collection, USA El Kundiman, oil on canvas, 1930 Young Filipina. Oil on canvas, 1928, from the Paulino Que Collection. CONTENTS * 1 Early Life and Education * 2 Career * 2.1 Academic Training * 2.2 As a professor * 2.3 Exhibition * 2.4 Reviews * 3 Works * 4 Awards * 5 References * 6 External links EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATIONFabián de la Rosa was born in Paco, Manila to husband and wife Marcos de la Rosa and Gorgonia Cueto
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Cesar Legaspi
CESAR TORRENTE LEGASPI (April 2, 1917 – April 7, 1994) was a Filipino National Artist in painting. He was also an art director prior to going full-time in his visual art practice in the 1960s. His early (1940s–1960s) works, alongside those of peer, Hernando Ocampo are described as depictions of anguish and dehumanization of beggars and laborers in the city. These include Man and Woman (alternatively known as Beggars) and Gadgets. Primarily because of this early period, critics have further cited Legaspi's having "reconstituted" in his paintings "cubism 's unfeeling, geometric ordering of figures into a social expressionism rendered by interacting forms filled with rhythmic movement". EARLY LIFELegaspi was born to Manuel Legaspi and Rosario Torrente in Tondo, Manila. He took up painting for one term at the University of the Philippines School of Fine Arts before he decided to take commercial art courses instead
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Ang Kiukok
ANG KIUKOK (March 1, 1931 – May 9, 2005) was a Filipino painter of Chinese descent and was a National Artist for Visual Arts. CONTENTS * 1 Early life and training * 2 Career * 3 Legacy and death * 4 References * 4.1 Specific * 4.2 General EARLY LIFE AND TRAININGAng was born on March 1, 1931 in Davao , Davao Province , Philippine Islands to Vicente Ang and Chin Lim who were immigrants from Xiamen , China . Ang Kiukok was the only son in his family and he had four sisters. Ang Kiukok was originally meant to be named Ang Hua Shing ("Hua Shing" literally means "Chinese-born") but did not push through with the plan upon learning that his cousin was given the name by Kiukok's uncle. Ang was taught by a commercial artist at a young age on how to make charcoal portrait. His influence at the time was the artworks of Qi Baishi . After World War II , the family moved to Cotabato
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