Fernando Amorsolo is one of the most important artists in the history of painting in the Philippines. He was the first Philippine National Artist.
After his father's death, Amorsolo and his family moved to Manila to live with Don Fabian de la Rosa, his mother's cousin and a Philippine painter. At the age of 13 Amorsolo became an apprentice to De la Rosa.
Amorsolo spent seven months in Spain and also visited New York. Upon his return to
Manila Amorsolo set up his own studio and painted prodigiously during the 1920s and
the 1930s. His Rice Planting (1922), which appeared on posters and tourist brochures,
became one of the most popular images of the Commonwealth era. His optimistic, pastoral
images set the tone for Philippine painting before World War II. Except for his darker
World War II-
The volume of paintings, sketches and studies of Amorsolo is believed to have reached more than 10,000 pieces. Amorsolo's small landscapes, especially those of his early career, have been judged as his best works.
30 May 1892
to 26 April 1972
Great Filipinos, Birth Centenary
#2151e, 1 Jun 1992
part of a se-
Paintings by Fernando Amorsolo
"Dalagang Bukid" National Stamp Collecting Week 1997
#2498A 4 Nov 1997
"Family" in Philatelic Week 1990
#2042, 16 Nov 1990
"Afternoon Meal of the Rice Workers" 25th Anniversary of the Stamp and Philatelic Division
#1150, 16 Oct 1972
"The Song of Maria Clara"
25th Anniversary of the Stamp and Philatelic Division
#1152, 16 Oct 1972
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