National Artist of the Philippines
Timeline at a Glance of Vicente Manansala's Life
Historical Murals: over a dozen major murals including the fifteen stations
of the Cross for. U.P. Diliman Chapel; Mural for the Philippine Heart Center;
fresco mural for the National Press Club
1910 Born the second of eight children Jan 22 in Macabebe, Pampanga
1925 Worked at a Manila painting shop doing movie posters; First oil painting
1926-30 UP School of Fine Arts
1930 Billboard painter and laborer in the Ipo Dam Construction
1937 Married Hermenigilda Diaz
1934 Worked as a mess boy aboard the English ship Silver Palm
1941 Illustrator, Cultural Office in local Hodobu, Japanese Occupational
1941 First Prize, National Art Exposition by UST for "Pounding Rice".
1949 UNESCO grant to study in Banff and Montreal, Canada
1950 First Prize, Art Association of the Philippines First Annual Art Competition
for Banaklaot; Key synthesizer of Neo-Realism style
1950 French Government scholarship to study at the University of Paris
1951 First One man show at the Manila Hotel; seven others since
1951 First Prize, Republic Exposition
1951-58 Professor, U.S.T. School of Fine Arts
1957 Outstanding UP Alumnus Distinction
1960 U.S. Dept. of State Specialist grant to study stained glass techniques
in New York
1963 Republic Heritage Award
1967 Otis Art Institute
1970 German grant to study in Zurich
1970 Araw ng Maynila Award
1981 Died in Makati
1981 Proclaimed NATIONAL ARTIST (posthumous)
1992 The World of Manansala- Metropolitan Museum of Manila
Interests: Collage, Chinese scroll painting, Japanese Shibui Style
* Duldulao, Manuel D. 1988 (revised edition of 1982 work). A Century
of Realism in Philippine Art. Hong Kong: Toppan Printing Company and ORO
* Duldulao, Manuel D. 1993. Twentieth Century Filipino Artists. Quezon
City: Legacy Publishers.
* Hofilena, Ramon, H. 1974. Manansala. Silay City. 24 p. monograph.
500 copies printed.
* Paras-Perez, Rodolfo. 1972. From the collection of Dr. and Mrs. Guillermo
* Damian: Manansala Landscape Watercolors. 20 p. Manila. 23 cm.
* Paras-Perez, Rodolfo. 1995. Edades and the 13 moderns. (compiled
with Belen Ponferrada and Victoria T. Herrera). Manila: National Commission
for Culture and the Arts, Committee on Visual Arts. 85 p. 31 cm.
Page Maintained by Dr. Carl Rubino
Last Modified January 6, 2000