Famous Artists from The Philippines

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This list of the most popular artists from Philippines is ordered alphabetically, with photos when available. Filipino painters and artists in every medium have helped chronicle history and entertain millions with their work. Whether they're known for painting, sculpting, etching or drawing, the famous Filipino artists on this list have kept traditions alive by creating renowned pieces of art that have been praised and illuminated Filipino culture all over the world. This list of artists includes many of the most famous Filipinos of all time, ranging from Roberto Chabet and Elito Circa.

You're in exactly the right place if you've ever found yourself wondering, "Which famous artists are from Philippines?" and "Who are the most well-known Filipino artists?" That's not all, either, since biographical details are also presented for each uniquely Filipino artist on the list.

For even more information on these historic Filipino artists, click on their names. If you're a fine art lover, use this list of celebrated Filipino artists to discover some new paintings that you will enjoy.
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    Francis Durango Magalona, also known as FrancisM, Master Rapper, The Mouth and The Man From Manila, was a Filipino rapper, entrepreneur, songwriter, producer, actor, director, and photographer. Born in Mandaluyong City, he was the first Filipino rapper in the Philippines to cross over into the ...more

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    • Birthplace: Mandaluyong, Philippines
    • Nationality: Philippines
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    Lito Mayo was a Filipino graphic artist, print-maker, avantegarde poet, social activist, sculptor, satirist, and art professor. His prolific career was brief; it lasted only a mere decade. He was one of the active young artists who experimented, collaborated, and exhibited art works in the thriving hubs ...more

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    • Birthplace: Lipa, Batangas, Philippines
    • Associated periods or movements: Cubism
    • Nationality: Philippines
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    José Rizal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from The Philippines
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    José Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda was a Filipino nationalist, novelist, poet, ophthalmologist, journalist, and revolutionary. He is widely considered one of the greatest heroes of the Philippines. He was the author of Noli Me Tángere, El Filibusterismo, and a number of poems and essays. He ...more

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    • Artworks: The Triumph of Death over Life, Singapore lighthouse, A painting on a pair of mother-of-pearl, Along Suez Canal, Spanish coat of arms, + more
    • Birthplace: Municipalities of the Philippines, Philippines, Calamba, Laguna, Laguna, + more
    • Nationality: Philippines
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Luis Eduardo Aute is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from The Philippines
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    Luis Eduardo Aute is a Spanish musician, singer-songwriter, film director, painter and poet.more

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    • Birthplace: Metropolitan Manila, Manila, Municipalities of the Philippines, Philippines
    • Nationality: Philippines, Spain
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Michael Gleissner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Artists from The Philippines
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    Michael J. G. Gleissner is an entrepreneur, film producer, director, screenwriter, actor, photographer, and musician.more

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    • Birthplace: Eurasia, Bavaria, Upper Palatinate, Germany, Regensburg
    • Nationality: Philippines, Germany
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    Juan Luna is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Artists from The Philippines
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    Juan Luna y Novicio was a Filipino painter, sculptor and a political activist of the Philippine Revolution during the late 19th century. He became one of the first recognized Philippine artists. His winning the gold medal in the 1884 Madrid Exposition of Fine Arts, along with the silver win of fellow ...more

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    • Artworks: Spoliarium, The Death of Cleopatra, The Blood Compact, España y Filipinas, Las Damas Romanas, + more
    • Birthplace: Badoc, Philippines
    • Associated periods or movements: Impressionism, Romanticism, Realism, Realism
    • Nationality: Philippines
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting, Drawing
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    Kristoffer Lou Ryan Agoncillo, popularly known as Ryan Agoncillo, is a Filipino film and television actor, model, singer, photographer, and TV host.more

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    • Birthplace: Philippines, Manila
    • Nationality: Philippines
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    Fernando Amorsolo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Artists from The Philippines
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    Fernando Cueto Amorsolo 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 ...more

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    • Artworks: The Explosion, Bataan, Dalagang Bukid, The Mestiza, Maiden in a Stream, + more
    • Birthplace: Metropolitan Manila, Manila, Municipalities of the Philippines, Philippines, Paco, + more
    • Nationality: Philippines
    • Art Forms: Painting
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