Francisco Coching

Francisco Coching
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Francisco Coching (January 29, 1919 – September 1, 1998)

Remembering the life and works of National Artist for Visual Arts Francisco V. Coching on his 24th death anniversary.

Francisco Coching was acknowledged as the “Dean of Filipino Illustrators”, a master storyteller in images and in print. His illustrations and novels are a product of that happy combination of fertile imagination, a love of storytelling, and flawless craftsmanship. He synthesized images and stories informing Philippine folk and popular imagination of culture. His works reflect the dynamic brought about by the racial and class conflicts in Philippine colonial society in the 19th century.

Among his notable works are

  1. ‘Lapu-Lapu’,
  2. ‘Sagisag ng Labing Pilipino’,
  3. ‘Marabini’,
  4. ‘Haring Ulopong’,
  5. ‘Pusakal’,
  6. ‘Talipandas’, and
  7. ‘El Vibora’.

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