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“Sunset Over Mt. Mariveles” (1956) by National Artist Fernando Amorsolo

“Sunset Over Mt. Mariveles” (1956) by National Artist Fernando Amorsolo

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A framed Limited Edition Giclée by National Artist Fernando Amorsolo.

"Sunset Over Mt. Mariveles" (1956)
Edition of 30

Image size: 37.8 x 47.52 cm
Frame size: 47 x 57 cm

Each copy has its own Certificate of Authenticity from the museum - signed by Representatives from Fundacion Sanso, Fernando C. Amorsolo Art Foundation Inc, Rising Sunday Foundation. 

Proceeds from this giclee supports the art literacy programs of the Rising Sunday Foundation and the Fernando C. Amorsolo Art Foundation Inc.

About the Artist: 

Born on May 30, 1892, in Paco, Manila, to Pedro Amorsolo and Bonifacia Cueto, he spent his childhood years in Daet, Camarines Norte where his father had found work as a bookkeeper, and there he first found his passion to draw and paint the countryside. Coming home to Manila, after his father’s death,  he was formally tutored in the visual arts by his cousin, Fabian dela Rosa, and was able to finish his secondary education at Liceo de Manila in 1909. He entered the School of Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines Manila and earned his degree in painting with honors as the first graduating class in 1914. Prior to graduating he had worked as a draftsman and a commercial artist to complement his family’s income and support his own schooling. Soon after marrying Salud Jorge, he was sent to Spain in 1919 by Don Enrique Zobel to further his studies and was accepted at the Academia de San Fernando as a professor. He was able to learn from the works of the European masters such as Sorolla and Velasquez that by the time he was back in Manila the following year he consistently applied these influences in his own unique works until he eventually became known as the ‘Master Painter of Philippine Sunlight’.

While he is known for his masterpieces depicting historical scenes like ‘Defensa de Honor’ and ‘Early Traders’, or the countless portraits of respectable people in society, local and abroad, he is most famous for his rendition on canvas of the idyllic provincial life; from a cook preparing a meal in a nipa hut to farmers working in the rice field, from nude lavanderas bathing in the stream to the fishermen departing on their boats at sea. 

Amorsolo passed away on April 24, 1972, and was posthumously declared as ‘First National Artist of the Philippines” in the same year.

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