H.R. Ocampo: The Artist as Filipino
By Angel G. De Jesus
Published by Heritage Publishing House, ©1979.
A monograph on the life and art of National Artist H.R. Ocampo written by Angel G. de Jesus. Hernando Ruiz (H.R.) Ocampo (1911-1978) was a leading modernist artist in the Philippines. One of the Thirteen Moderns, as well as the Neo-Realists and the Saturday Group of Artists, he is known for his unique approach to abstraction inspired by Philippine flora and fauna, fantasy and science fiction. His most recognized work ‘Genesis’ was the basis of the curtain of the Main Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. He is the recipient of several awards including the Republic Cultural Award in 1965; Patnubay ng Sining at Kalinangan Award in 1969; Diwa ng Lahi Award in 1976; and Gawad CCP para sa Sining Award in 1979; and the National Artist for the Visual Arts in 1991.
Description: 205 pages : color illustrations ; 30 x 23 cm