Friday, May 30, is the 122nd birth anniversary of the country’s first national artist, the late painter Fernando Amorsolo. Born in 1892 in Paco, Manila, Amorsolo’s major works included “Maiden in a Stream,” “Dalagang Bukid” and “The Mestiza,” among others. He was named outstanding alumnus of the University of the Philippines in 1940. After his death on April 24, 1972, he was declared National Artist for Painting. Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research
By Jhoanna Marie Buenaobra
Through paint and brushes, a group of artists keeps the heritage and history of Bulacan province alive and preserved on canvases.
Aiming to raise funds for the construction of a home for elderly Catholic priests, a bishop is staging an exhibit of his paintings.
By Jeannette I. Andrade
A woman is facing charges in Quezon City for allegedly issuing bouncing checks to two art collectors who entrusted her with the sale of several masterpieces worth more than P2 million, including works by masters Fernando Amorsolo, Juvenal Sanso and Romulo Olazo.
By Jocelyn R. Uy
It’s not too late to make the thousands of victims of Typhoon “Pablo” in Mindanao happy this holiday season. Buy a painting and lend them a hand in the process.