Saturday, April 11, 2015

Fernando Cueto Amorsolo

[Philippines] (b 1892/d 1972)

" Fernando C. Amorsolo, National Artist, was born on May 30, 1892 in Paco, Manila, to
Pedro Amorsolo and Bonifacia Cueto. He spent the first 13 years of his youth in Daet, Camarines Norte. Already a promising artist at an early age, he busied himself in the midst of rice fields and abaca plantations sketching animals, seascapes and landscapes. He spent time copying pictures from calendars and sitting by a wharf drawing ships at sea. (..) While in Daet, Fernando and his brothers studied in a public school and were tutored on how to read and write in Spanish at home. Unfortunately, his father’s death left the family destitute and Fernando had to stop studying after only three years of formal schooling.Two years after his father’s death, in 1905, the family returned to Manila and stayed with the painter Don Fabian dela Rosa who was his mother’s first cousin. Under Don Fabian’s guidance, Fernando learned to mix paints and wield the brush as his uncle’s apprentice. He made watercolor postcards which he sells to a bookstore for 10 centavos each. " (cont....)  [ Detailed Biography ]


Philippines 1934 "10th Far Eastern Championship Games" (3,3,3) [Typo (Philippine Bureau of Printing)] Sc(380,...,382)

Philippines 1956 "Artesian Wells for Rural Areas" (2,1) [Recess (Waterlow and Sons Limited)] Sc(624,625)

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