Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Fernando Amorsolo on Stamps

Fernando Amorsolo y Cueto (May 30, 1892 – April 24, 1972) is one of the most important artists in the history of painting in the Philippines. Amorsolo was a portraitist and painter of rural Philippine landscapes. He is popularly known for his craftsmanship and mastery in the use of light. Born in Paco, Manila, he earned a degree from the Liceo de Manila Art School in 1909.

Amorsolo was posthumously warded the title National Artist in Painting for his astounding work. He was a Fine Arts student at the University of the Philippines and took further art studies in Escuela Superior de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado de San Fernando in Spain.

The stamp above was issued on June 1, 1992.