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National Artist

for Literature
What is a National Artist?
A National Artist is a Filipino citizen
who has been given the rank and title of
National Artist in recognition of his or her
significant contributions to the
development of Philippine arts and
letters.
The rank and title of National Artist
is conferred by means of a Presidential
Proclamation.
It recognizes excellence in the fields of
Music
Dance
Theater
Visual Arts
Literature
Film and Broadcast Arts
Architecture or Allied Arts
The Order of National
Artists
Orden ng Gawas Pambansang Alagad
ng Sining
A rank, title and a wearable award that
represents the highest national
recognition given to Filipinos who
have distinct contributuinns in the fields
of arts and letters
The insignia of the Order of
National Artists
The insignia of the Order
of the National Artists is
composed of a Grand Collar
featuring circular links
portraying the arts, and an
eight-pointed conventionalized
sunburst suspended from a
sampaguita wreath in green
and white enamel.
The insignia of the Order of
National Artists
The central badge is a
medallion divided into
three equal portions, red,
white, and blue, recalling
the Philippine flag.
The three stylized letter Ks—
the “KKK” stands for the
CCP’s motto: “katotohanan,
kabutihan, at kagandahan”
- first lady Mrs. Imelda
Romualdez Marcos, the
CCP’s founder.
Honors and Privilege
1. The rank and title of national Artist, as
proclaimed by the President of the Philippines.

2. The insignia of a National Artist and a


citation
Honors and Privilege
3. Lifetime emolument and material and
physical benefits comparable in value to those
received by the highest officers of the land
such as:
a)Cash award of 100,000 pesos for living
awardees
b)Cash award of 75,000 pesos for
posthumous awardees, payable to legal
heirs
Honors and Privilege
c) A monthly life pension, medical and
hospitalization benefits
d) Life insurance coverage for Awardees
who are still insurable
e) A state funeral and burial at the Libigan
ng mga Bayani
f) A place of honor in line with protocular
precedence, at national state functions,
and recognition at cultural events.
The National Artist
for literature

As of June 2019, there are 66 proclaimed


National Artist for Literature in the Philippines
declared valid by The Order of National Artist.
Here are the first 10
proclaimed National
Artist of the
Philippines
FERNANDO AMORSOLO
Date of Award Category
1972 Painting

 A portraitist and painter of rural


Philippine landscapes.
 First National Artists, the so
called "Grand Old Man of
Philippine Art"
 He is popularly known for his
craftsmanship and mastery in
the use of light.
 Styles: Impressionism,
Luminism, Realism
 Subjects: Philippine genre and
historical, nudes, society
portraits
FERNANDO AMORSOLO

One of the famous work of Amorsolo is the painting “Planting Rice”.


FRANCISCA R. AQUINO
Date of Award Category
1973 Dance

 “Mother of Philippine
Dancing.”
 Considered to be the folk
dance pioneer.
 The Filipino folk dancer
and cultural researcher
who helped preserve the
tinikling
CARLOS V. FRANCISCO
Date of Award Category
1973 Painting

 A muralist from Angono,


Rizal
 Distinguished practitioner
of mural painting for many
decades and best known
for his historical pieces.
CARLOS V. FRANCISCO

One of the famous work Francisco is the painting


“Bayanihan” showing the people working together as a community to
achieve a common goal.
AMADO V. HERNANDEZ
Date of Award Category
1973 Literature

 Filipino writer
 Labor leader who was
known for his criticism of
social injustices in the
Philippine and was later
imprisoned for his
involvement in the
communist movement.
Famous works of Hernandez, having its criticism on social
justice in the Philippines.
ANTONIO J. MOLINA
Date of Award Category
1973 Music

 A Filipino composer,
conductor and music
administrator.
 Mr. Molina always shows
his clever and Filipino-
based musical songs
 He was also known as the
Claude Debussy of the
Philippines due to his use
of impressionism in music.
ANTONIO J. MOLINA

Some of Antonio Molina Songs that captivated the


Filipino Heart..
 Hatinggabi
 Dos Cruces
 La Hija de Juan Simon
 LA BIEN PAGA
 UNA PALOMA blanca
 Piedra Fria
 Malaga la Bonita
 Soy un Pobre Presidiario
JUAN F. NAKPIL
Date of Award Category
1973 Architecture

 A Filipino architect, teacher


and a community leader.
 He was regarded as the
Dean of Filipino Architects.
 Juan has integrated
strength, function and
beauty in the buildings that
are the country’s heritage
today.
JUAN F. NAKPIL

The Quezon Hall, It is a beautiful example of Nakpil’s


postwar architecture and serves as a gateway—and along with the
famous Oblation sculpture—as a grand entrance to all those who
enter the university.
GUILLERMO E. TOLENTINO
Date of Award Category
1973 Sculpture

 The "Father of Philippine


Arts“
 A Filipino sculptor and
professor of the University
of the Philippines.
 He was designated as a
National Artist of the
Philippines for Sculpture in
1973, three years before
his death.
One of the famous work of Tolentino is the Oblation sculpture
that was considered as a new historical marker.
JOSE GARCIA VILLA
Date of Award Category
1973 Literature

 Poet, critic, short story


writer, and painter
 Known as the “Pope of
Greenwich Village”
 Admired for “the
reverence, the
raptness, the depth of
concentration in bravely
deep poems
One of the
famous work of Jose
Garcia Villa is the
“Doveglion: Collected
Poems”
NAPOLEON V. ABUEVA
Date of Award Category
1976 Sculpture

 "Father of Modern
Philippine Sculpture"
 The youngest Filipino to
become a National
Artist.
 Master in both
academic
representational style
and modern abstract
NAPOLEON V. ABUEVA

“SANDUGO”. Masterpiece of National Artist Napoleon


Abueva, who hailed from the town of Duero, Bohol.
LAMBERTO V. AVELLANA
Date of Award Category
1976 Theater and Film

 A prominent Filipino film


and stage director.
 “The Boy Wonder of
Philippine Movies”
 Considered to be the
wall of the Filipino film.
LAMBERTO V. AVELLANA

One of the
famous work directed by
Avellana is the film
“Badjao”, a love-story
among the sea-dwelling
Badjaos, an indigenous
Filipino people hailing
from Mindanao. The film
gained popularity on that
time.