A small collection of Fernando Amorsolo's paintings

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Fernando Amorsolo y Cueto (1892-1972), Philippines' first National Artist in Painting (1972), the so-called "Grand Old Man of Philippine Art", Amorsolo earned a degree from the Liceo de Manila Art School in 1909 and entered the University of the Philippines' (UP) School of Fine Arts. He graduated with honors from the UP in 1914 and got study grant in Madrid, Spain. He was also able to visit New York, where he encountered postwar impressionism and cubism, which would be major influences on his work. The following are just a few of Amorsolo's work.

Afternoon meal of the rice workers, 1951, oil on canvas. Won first prize at the New York World's Fair.

Mango pickers, oil on Canvas, 1936.

Fruit Gatherer, oil on board, 1950. A specimen of Amorsolo's conception of an ideal Filipina beauty.

The Palay Maiden

El Ciego (The Blind Man), oil on panel, 1929. This work commissioned by a naval intelligence officer who helped in the liberation of Manila during World War II.

A Basket of Mangoes, oil on canvas, 1949 by Fernando Amorsolo.

The making of the Philippine Flag

Tinikling in barrio, 1951, Oil on canvas.

Washing scene, 1953

Planting rice

Princess Urduja

Market scene by Fernando Amorsolo.

A young girl with jar by Fernando Amorsolo, 1952.

Under the arbor, oil on Board, 1928.

Lavandera, oil on Board, 1928.

An Amorsolo painting, 1940.

Portrait of an old lady, Oil on canvas laid down on board, 1941.

An Amorsolo painting, 1952.

Water carrier, oil on Board, 1937.

Returning fisherman, oil on Board, 1943.

Fernando Amorsolo 

self portrait

Fernando Amorsolo self portrait (No higher resolution).

Reading a Letter, 1933, India ink with pencil on heavy paper. Originally acquired by Whipple Hall and Ethel Crellin. Whipple Hall was American businessman who settled in Manila in 1909 and then returned to America in 1936. One of the folders containing the drawings bears a notation by Ethel Crellin dated 1933.

Days End, Washing the Carabao, 1928, oil on Board. At the end of the work day, the farmers take the carabao to the water for washing and feeding.

Writing a Letter, 1933, india ink with pencil on illustration board. Originally acquired by Whipple Hall and Ethel Crellin. Whipple Hall was American businessman who settled in Manila in 1909 and then returned to America in 1936. One of the folders containing the drawings bears a notation by Ethel Crellin dated 1933.

An Amorsolo painting, 1960.

Along mountain trail.

Old Spanish church, oil on canvas, 1957.

Man with a cockerel, oil on board, 1938.

Landscape, oil on canvas, 1951.

Baguio, 1941, oil on board.

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