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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. 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.

Francis Magalona is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Artists from The Philippines
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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 mainstream. He was credited for having pioneered the merging of rap with Pinoy rock, becoming a significant influence to artists in that genre as well. He was also a television host on MTV Asia and Channel V Philippines and on noontime variety television show Eat Bulaga! Magalona died seven months after being diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia. Magalona was later awarded a posthumous ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Mandaluyong, Philippines

Nationality: Philippines

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Manolito Tolentino Mayo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from The 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 of modernist and contemporary galleries and art associations in Ermita District of Manila. He was also credited by his peers and art writers as the "Original Punk" of Philippine Arts., ...more on Wikipedia

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 was executed on December 30, 1896, by a squad of Filipino soldiers of the Spanish Army. ...more on Wikipedia

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: Calamba, Laguna, Philippines

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 on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Metropolitan Manila, Manila, Municipalities of the Philippines, Philippines

Nationality: Philippines, Spain

Art Forms: Painting

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