Artists 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. 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.

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Francis Magalona is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Artists from The Philippines
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. ...more

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Manolito Tolentino Mayo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from The Philippines
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 ...more

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José Rizal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from The Philippines
The Triumph of Death over Life, Singapore lighthouse, A painting on a pair of mother-of-pearl 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 ...more

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Luis Eduardo Aute is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from The Philippines
Luis Eduardo Aute is a Spanish musician, singer-songwriter, film director, painter and poet.

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Michael Gleissner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Artists from The Philippines
Michael J. G. Gleissner is an entrepreneur, film producer, director, screenwriter, actor, photographer, and musician.

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Juan Luna is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Artists from The Philippines
Spoliarium, The Death of Cleopatra, The Blood Compact 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. ...more

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Ryan Agoncillo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Artists from The Philippines
Kristoffer Lou Ryan Agoncillo, popularly known as Ryan Agoncillo, is a Filipino film and television actor, model, singer, photographer, and TV host.

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Fernando Amorsolo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Artists from The Philippines
The Explosion, Bataan, Dalagang Bukid 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 ...more

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Danny Sillada is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Artists from The Philippines
Renowned contemporary artist, musician, and writer whose works often reflect Philippine ethnic culture as well as broader universal themes.

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Jao Mapa is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Artists from The Philippines
Pamilya, Kainan, Basurero Jose Vicente P. Mapa III, who is better known by his screen name Jao Mapa, is a popular actor in the Philippines. He is also an accomplished painter known by the name Jao Mapa.

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Félix Resurrección Hidalgo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Artists from The Philippines
La barca de Aqueronte, Las Virgenes Cristianas Expuestas al Populacho, La Laguna Estigia Félix Resurrección Hidalgo y Padilla was a Filipino artist. He is acknowledged as one of the great Filipino painters of the late 19th century, and is significant in Philippine ...more

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Botong Francisco is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Artists from The Philippines
Bayanihan sa Bukid, Bayanihan, The Martyrdom of Rizal Carlos Modesto Villaluz Francisco, popularly known as Botong, was a muralist from Angono, Rizal.

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Pacita Abad is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Artists from The Philippines
Art Bridge Pacita Abad was born in Basco, Batanes, a small island in the northernmost part of the Philippines, between Luzon and Taiwan. Her more than 30-year painting career began when she traveled to the ...more

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Federico Aguilar Alcuaz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Artists from The Philippines
Abstract in Blue and Black, Panoramic View Of Manila, Bodegón Federico Aguilar Alcuaz was an award winning Filipino painter who exhibited extensively Internationally and whose work earned him recognition both in the Philippines and abroad. Alcuaz was ...more

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Mar Elepano is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Artists from The Philippines
Mariano "Mar" Elepaño is a Filipino American independent filmmaker, teacher, and has been the production supervisor of the John C. Hench Division of Animation and Digital Arts, ...more

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Elito Circa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Artists from The Philippines
Elito Circa Elito Villaflor Circa, better known as "Amangpintor", is a famous Filipino painter and internationally recognized folk artist, acclaimed for his indigenous human hair and blood medium ...more

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Roberto Chabet is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Artists from The Philippines
Landscape With White Moon, Canonization of Blessed Jasper, Sabbat 1 Roberto "Bobby" Rodríguez Chabet was an artist from the Philippines and widely acknowledged as the father of Philippine conceptual art.