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Famous Artists from The Philippines

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. Featuring the best and greatest Filipino artists, this list has it all. 

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.

  • José Rizal
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    The Triumph of Death over Life, Singapore lighthouse, A painting on a pair of mother-of-pearl
    • Birthplace: Calamba, Laguna, Philippines
    • Nationality: Philippines
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • Juan Luna
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    Spoliarium, The Death of Cleopatra, The Blood Compact
    • Birthplace: Badoc, Philippines
    • Associated periods or movements: Impressionism, Romanticism, Realism, Realism
    • Nationality: Philippines
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting, Drawing
  • Fernando Amorsolo
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    The Explosion, Bataan, Dalagang Bukid
    • Birthplace: Paco, Manila, Manila, Philippines
    • Nationality: Philippines
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • Jao Mapa
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    Pamilya, Kainan, Basurero
    • Birthplace: Philippines
    • Nationality: Philippines
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • Félix Resurrección Hidalgo
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    La barca de Aqueronte, Las Virgenes Cristianas Expuestas al Populacho, La Laguna Estigia
    • Birthplace: Binondo, Manila, Philippines
    • Associated periods or movements: Impressionism
    • Nationality: Philippines
    • Art Forms: Painting, Drawing
  • Botong Francisco
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    Bayanihan sa Bukid, Bayanihan, The Martyrdom of Rizal
    • Birthplace: Angono, Philippines
    • Nationality: Philippines
  • Pacita Abad
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    Art Bridge
    • Birthplace: Basco, Philippines
    • Nationality: Philippines
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Ceramic art, Painting
  • Federico Aguilar Alcuaz
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    Abstract in Blue and Black, Panoramic View Of Manila, Bodegón
    • Birthplace: Santa Cruz, Manila, Philippines
    • Nationality: Philippines
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • Roberto Chabet
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    Landscape With White Moon, Canonization of Blessed Jasper, Sabbat 1
    • Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
    • Nationality: Philippines