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Filipino Visual Artists

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  • Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo (1855 - 1913)
    Félix Resurrección Hidalgo is acknowledged as one of the great Filipino painters of the late 19th century, and is significant in Philippine history for having been an acquaintance and inspiration for m...
  • Fernando Zobel de Ayala (1924 - 1984)
    Fernando Zobel de Ayala y Montojo (1924–1984) was a Hispano-Filipino businessman, patron of the arts and talented Filipino painter. More here: . Sources: Fernando Zobel's Birth Certificate:
  • Juan Luna (1857 - 1899)
    Juan Novicio Luna was an Filipino painter, sculptor and a political activist of the Philippine Revolution during the late 19th century. He became one of the first internationally recognized Philippine ...
  • Lorenzo Leogardo Guerrero (1835 - 1904)
    Lorenzo Leogrado Guerrero was a painter and a teacher of Juan Luna. He painted the altar of the San Sebastian Church in Quiapo, Manila. References "Leon Maria Guerrero". Wikipedia. . Date publish...
  • Emilio de Vera Alvero (1886 - 1955)
    Emilio Alvero was a Filipino painter and a sculptor. He was known for his realistic still lifes. He portrayed a boiled rice rendered so realistically, complete with spilled vinegar rolling down a banan...

This sub-project aims to organize genealogical data on notable visual artists who are Filipino or have Filipino lineage. Artists are classified under the primary medium they express their art.

This project includes artists acclaimed for their contribution to Philippine culture as National Artists, those who have won international fame in visual arts and design, and those who have unique perspectives depicted in art. Find more at the master project page, Families of the Philippines.

Image: The Spoliarium is a painting by Filipino artist Juan Luna. The painting currently hangs in the main gallery at the ground floor of the National Museum of the Philippines, and is the first work of art that greets visitors upon entry into the museum.


  • Emilio V. Alvero
  • Fernando C. Amorsolo - National Artist
  • Justiano M. Asuncion - National Artist
  • Benedicto R. Cabrera - National Artist
  • Victorio C. Edades - National Artist
  • Simon R. Flores - National Artist
  • Carlos V. Francisco - National Artist
  • Lorenzo Guerrero - Juan Luna's teacher
  • Felix Resurreccion
  • Jose T. Joya
  • Ang Kiukok - National Artist
  • Cesar Legaspi - National Artist
  • Juan N. Luna - Gold Medalist in the Exposición Nacional de Bellas Artes in 1884 in Madrid
  • Arturo R. Luz - National Artist
  • Andrei J. Macapagal
  • Vicente S. Manansala - National Artist
  • Jeremias Elizalde Navarro - National Artist
  • Hernando R. Ocampo - National Artist
  • Fabian C. de la Rosa
  • Fernando M. Zobel de Ayala


  • Napoleon Abueva
  • Eduardo Castrillo
  • Abdulmari Asia Imao - National Artist
  • Guillermo Tolentino - National Artist


  • Federico Alcuaz

Graphic Novels

  • Carlo J. Caparas

Communication Design

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