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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 Michael Durango Magalona (October 4, 1964 – March 6, 2009), also known as FrancisM,...  more

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    #48 of 188 The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time#4 of 17 The Best Manila Sound Artists

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    Lito Mayo (December 17, 1954 – May 4, 1983) was a Filipino graphic artist, print-maker,...  more
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    José Rizal

    The Triumph of Death over Life, Singapore lighthouse
    José Protasio Rizal Mercado y Realonda (Spanish pronunciation: [xoˈse riˈsal]; June 19, 1861 –...  more
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    Luis Eduardo Aute Gutiérrez (born 13 September 1943) is a Spanish singer, songwriter, film...  more
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    Michael J. G. Gleissner (born 1969 in Regensburg, Germany) is an entrepreneur, film producer,...  more
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    Juan Luna

    Spoliarium, The Death of Cleopatra
    Juan Luna y Novicio (Spanish: [ˈxwan ˈluna] October 24, 1857 – December 7, 1899), better known...  more

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    #50 of 91 The Greatest Impressionist Artists#62 of 76 Famous Abstract Expressionist Artists

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    Kristoffer Lou Gonzales Agoncillo (born April 10, 1979), known as Ryan Agoncillo, is a...  more
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    Fernando Amorsolo

    The Explosion, Bataan
    Fernando Amorsolo y Cueto (May 30, 1892 – April 24, 1972) was one of the most important...  more
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    Danny C. Sillada (born April 27, 1963) is a Filipino artist, writer and cultural critic from...  more
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    Jao Mapa

    Pamilya, Kainan
    Jose Vicente D. Mapa III, who is better known by his screen name Jao Mapa (born February 11,...  more
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    Félix Resurrección Hidalgo

    La barca de Aqueronte, Las Virgenes Cristianas Expuestas al Populacho
    Félix Resurrección Hidalgo y Padilla (February 21, 1855 – March 13, 1913) was a Filipino...  more
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    Botong Francisco

    Bayanihan sa Bukid, Bayanihan
    Carlos Modesto "Botong" Villaluz Francisco (November 4, 1912 – March 31, 1969) was a muralist...  more
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    Pacita Abad

    Art Bridge
    Pacita Abad (October 5, 1946 – December 7, 2004) was an Ivatan and Filipino visual artist. She...  more
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    Federico Aguilar Alcuaz

    Abstract in Blue and Black, Panoramic View Of Manila
    Frederico Aguilar Alcuaz (June 6, 1932 – February 2, 2011) was a Filipino painter who...  more
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    Mariano "Mar" Elepaño (born 1954) is a Filipino American independent filmmaker, teacher, and...  more
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    Elito Villaflor Circa (born January 28, 1970), better known as "Amangpintor", is a Filipino...  more
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    Roberto Chabet

    Landscape With White Moon, Canonization of Blessed Jasper
    Roberto "Bobby" Rodríguez Chabet (March 29, 1937 - April 30, 2013) was an artist from the...  more