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Cesar Legaspi

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Nationality  Filipino
Role  Artist
Name  Cesar Legaspi

Movement  CubismNeorealism
Known for  Painting
Children  Celeste Legaspi
Cesar Legaspi Cesar Legaspi The Brave Modern Ayala Museum
Full Name  Cesar Torrente Legaspi
Born  April 2, 1917 (1917-04-02) Tondo, Manila, Philippine Islands
Died  April 7, 1994, Manila, Philippines
Awards  National Artist of the Philippines
Artwork  Morning dance, Tree Planting, Man and Woman
Education  Academie Ranson, University of the Philippines
Similar People  Hernando R Ocampo, Vicente Manansala, Victorio C Edades, Ang Kiukok, Celeste Legaspi

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Cesar Torrente Legaspi (April 2, 1917 – April 7, 1994) is a Filipino National Artist in painting. He was also an art director prior to going full-time in his visual art practice in the 1960s. His early (1940s-1960s) works, alongside those of peer, Hernando Ocampo are described as depictions of anguish and dehumanization of beggars and laborers in the city. These include Man and Woman (alternatively known as Beggars) and Gadgets'. Primarily because of this early period, critics have further cited Legaspi's having "reconstituted" in his paintings "Cubism's unfeeling, geometric ordering of figures into a social expressionism rendered by interacting forms filled with rhythmic movement".


Cesar Legaspi CESAR LEGASPI The Philippines 19171994 Untitled

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Early life

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Legaspi was born to Manuel Legaspi and Rosario Torrente in Tondo, Manila. He took up painting for one term at the University of the Philippines School of Fine Arts before he decided to take commercial art courses instead. There he received medals for perspective and illustration projects. He earned his Certificate of Proficiency in 1936, after which he continued his education in art under Pablo Amorsolo. He went to Madrid in 1953 and pursued Art Studies under a scholarship at the Cultura Hispanic until 1954. He also went to Paris to study at the Academie Ranson for one month under Henri Goetz. Back in the Philippines, he had his first one-man show at the Luz Gallery in 1963. While this led to an active phase with his major pieces, he also worked as a magazine illustrator and artistic director at an advertising agency. He finally left the agency in 1968 to focus on his painting

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During his career as an artist, he had the opportunity to be part of several exhibits abroad, including the First Plastic Arts Conference in Rome in 1953, the São Paulo Biennial in Graphic Arts in 1967 and 1969, and the Wraxall Gallery in London with Filipino artists Mauro Malang Santos and Benedicto Cabrera in 1982. Apart from this, he holds the record of five retrospective exhibitions at different venues: the Museum of Philippine Art in 1978, the National Museum and the Metropolitan Museum in 1988, and the Luz Gallery and the Cultural Center of the Philippines in 1990. He was an active member of the Art Association of the Philippines and was part of the Neo-Realists. He was also the head of the Saturday Group artists from 1978 until his death on April 7, 1994.

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Legaspi’s major works include:

Sea of Gold , 1990 - Cesar Legaspi | Painting, Artist,  Philippine art
  • 1945 – Man and Woman
  • 1947 – Gadgets
  • References

    Cesar Legaspi Wikipedia