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
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