Carlos “Botong” V. Francisco | National Artist for Painting

Today is the 106th birth anniversary of Carlos “Botong” V. Francisco, National Artist for Painting.

Carlos "Botong" V. Francisco
Carlos “Botong” V. Francisco | NCCA

Carlos “Botong” V. Francisco, a national artist for painting was born on November 4, 1912, and passed away on March 31, 1969.

Carlos V. Francisco, the poet of Angono, single-handedly revived the forgotten art of mural and remained its most distinguished practitioner for nearly three decades.

Botong’s unerring eye for composition, the lush tropical sense of color, and abiding faith in the folk values typified by the townspeople of Angono became the hallmark of his art.

His other major works include the following:

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