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Vicente Manansala 1910-1981 Philippine National Artist

 
Vicente Manansala was born on January 22,1910 in Macabebe, Pampanga. He worked at a Manila painting shop doing movie posters. He studied Fine Arts in the University of the Philippines in 1926. After he finished his schooling, he worked as billboard painter and laborer in the Ipo Dam Construction. Manansala married to Hermenigilda Diaz. In 1934, he worked as a mess boy aboard the English ship Silver Palm. He also worked as illustrator, cultural office in local Hodobu, Japanese Occupational Government. At this time he joined the National Art Exposition by UST for ''Pounding Rice'' and won the first prize. 

He also won the first prize in Art Association of the Philippines First Annual Art Competition for Banaklaot. Manansala become professor in UST School of Fine Arts.He also awarded as outstanding UP Alumnus Distinction. In the year 1981, Vicente Manansala proclaimed as the National Artist after his death in Makati.

Biography of Vicente Manansala

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PRAYER BEFORE MEALS  MADONNA OF THE SLUMS  GIVE US THIS DAY 
approx 20" X 14"(14ct) approx 13" x 18" (14ct) approx 18" x 16" (14ct)
280 x 190 stitches  67 colours 176 x 250 stitches 52 colours 250 x 2200 stitches 64 colours
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FRUIT VENDOR   KAHIG  MARKET SCENE 
approx 14" x 11" (14ct) approx 14 1/2" x 11" (14ct) approx 14 1/2" x 16 1/2" (14ct)
200 x 150 stitches 64 colours 200w x 150 stitches 58 colours 200 x 230 stitches 67 colours
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PILA SA BIGAS  NAGSUNKA FISH VENDOR
approx 13" x 18" (14ct)  approx 10 1/2 x 14 1/2" (14 ct) Approx 11 1/2" x 15 3/4" (14ct)
180 x 250 stitches 73 colours 145 x 200 stitches 56 colours 160 x 220 stitches 65 colours
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 BALUT VENDOR

approx  16 1/2"  x  11" (14 ct)

230 x 155 stitches, 63 colours

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