Guillermo Tolentino was a renowned sculptor, famous for his masterpiece, the Bonaficio
Monument. He was known as the "Father of Philippine Arts".
Tolentino was recognized as a National Artist for Visual Arts in 1973.
His masterpiece is the Bonifacio Monument that stands at the intersection of Rizal
Avenue and EDSA in Caloocan City. It was completed in 1933 and represents the first
encounter between Andres Bonifacio and the Katipunan.
In 1935, Tolentino was commissioned to create the Oblation, which became a symbol
of freedom, for the University of the Philippines. He also designed the seal of the
Republic of the Philippines and the gold and bronze medals for the Ramon Magsaysay
24 July 1890
Great Filipinos, Birth Centenary
#2022c, 1 Jun 1990
part of a se-tenant strip of 5
Sculptures of Tolentino
#1351, 10 Jul 1978
"Oblation" in University of Philippines Centennial
#3162c and 3163d 18 Jun 2008
parts of se-tenant blocks of 4,
and #3163d part of a souvenir sheet
"Oblation" in University of Philippines Centennial #3164d, 7 Jul 2008
part of se-tenant block of 4 and part of souvenir sheet