List of Filipino National Artists


List of National Artists of the Philippines by category (as of April 2017) – Architecture and Allied Arts, Broadcast Arts, Dance, Film, Literature, MusicTheater, and Visual Arts.

The National Artist recognition is the highest individual artist award given to an artist who gave significant contribution for their area of artistry. This is handled by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and bestowed by the President of the Philippines.

 

ARCHITECTURE
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Pablo S. Antonio (1901-1975)
Place of birth: Binondo, Manila
Sample works: FEU building
Date conferred as NA: 1976
Leandro V. Locsin (1928-1994)
Place of birth: Silay, Negros Occidental
Sample works: CCP Complex
Date conferred as NA: 1990
Juan F. Nakpil (1899 – 1986)
Sample works: UP Diliman admin building
Date conferred as NA: 1973
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Ildefonso P. Santos (1929 –2014)
Sample works: Rizal Park, SMC building
Date conferred as NA: 2006
Jose Maria V. Zaragoza (1912-1994)
Sample works: San Beda Convent
Date conferred as NA: 2014

 

CINEMA
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Lamberto V. Avellana
(1915–1991), director
Sample works: Sakay, The Evil Within
Date conferred as NA: 1976
Lino Brocka
(1939–1991), director
Sample works: Maynila: Sa Kuko ng Liwanag, Orapronobis
Date conferred as NA: 1997
Ishmael Bernal
(1938–1996), director
Sample works: Pahiram ng Isang Umaga, Broken Marriage
Date conferred as NA: 2001
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Manuel Conde
(1915 –1985), actor/director
Sample works: Ibong Adarna, Si Juan Tamad
Date conferred as NA: 2009
Gerardo de Leon
(1913–1981), director
Sample works: Noli Me Tangere, El Filibusterismo
Date conferred as NA: 1982
Ronald Alan K. Poe
(1939–2004), actor/director
Sample works: Batang Maynila, Ang Pagbabalik ng Lawin
Date conferred as NA: 2006
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Eddie S. Romero
(1924 –2013), director
Sample works: Ganito Kami Noon…Paano Kayo Ngayon?, Noli Me Tangere
Date conferred as NA: 2003
VISUAL ARTS
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Fernando Amorsolo
(18921972), painter
Sample works: Maiden in a Stream, Dalagang Bukid
Date conferred as NA: 1972
Hernando R. Ocampo
(1911–1978), painter
Sample works: Genesis, Ina ng Balon
Date conferred as NA: 1991
Benedicto Cabrera
(1942–), painter
Sample works: Madonna with Objects, Studies of Sabel
Date conferred as NA: 2006
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Carlos “Botong” Francisco
(1912–1969), painter
Sample works: Portrait of Purita, The Invasion of Limahong
Date conferred as NA: 1973
Cesar Legaspi
(1917–1994), painter
Sample works: Diggers, Idols of the Third Eye
Date conferred as NA: 1990
Abdulmari Asia Imao
(1936–2014), sculptor/painter
Sample works: Industry Brass Mural, Mural Relief on Filmmaking
Date conferred as NA: 2006
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Guillermo E. Tolentino
(1890–1976), sculptor
Sample works: The Bonifacio Monument, President Quezon at Quezon Memorial
Date conferred as NA: 1973
Arturo Luz
(1926–), painter/sculptor
Sample works: Bagong Taon, Vendador de Flores
Date conferred as NA: 1997
Federico Aguilar Alcuaz
(1932–), painter
Sample works: Roadside Squatters, Manila 1968
Date conferred as NA: 2009
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Napoleon V. Abueva
(1930–), sculptor
Sample works: Kaganapan, Kiss of Judas
Date conferred as NA: 1976
J. Elizalde Navarro
(1924– 1999), painter
Sample works: I’m Sorry Jesus, I Can’t Attend Christmas This Year
Date conferred as NA: 1999
Francisco Coching
(1919–1998), Illustrator
Sample works: Pusakal, Talipandas
Date conferred as NA: 2014
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Victorio C. Edades
(1895–1985), painter
Sample works: The Sketch, The Artist and the Model
Date conferred as NA: 1976
Ang Kiukok
(1931–2005), painter
Sample works: Geometric Landscape, Pieta
Date conferred as NA: 2001
Jose T. Joya
(1931–1995), painter
Sample works: Hills of Nikko, Abstraction, Dimension of Fear
Date conferred as NA: 2003
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Vicente Manansala
(1910–1981), painter
Sample works: A Cluster of Nipa Hut, San Francisco Del Monte
Date conferred as NA: 1981

 

LITERATURE
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Francisco Arcellana
(1916-2002), writer
Sample works: Frankie, The Man Who Would Be Poe, Death in a Factory
Date conferred as NA: 1990
Edith L. Tiempo
(1919–2011), poet
Sample works: A Blade of Fern, The Native Coast
Date conferred as NA: 1999
Bienvenido Lumbera
(1932–), poet
Sample works: Tagalog Poetry, 1570-1898: Tradition and Influences in its Development
Date conferred as NA: 2006
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N.V.M. Gonzalez
(1915–1999), essayist
Sample works: The Winds of April, Seven Hills Away
Date conferred as NA: 1997
Virgilio S. Almario
(1944–), poet
Sample works: Ang Makata sa Panahon ng Makina, Balagtasismo versus Modernismo
Date conferred as NA: 2003
Cirilo F. Bautista
(1941–), essayist
Sample works: Summer Suns, Words and Battlefields
Date conferred as NA: 2014
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Nick Joaquin
(1917–2004), writer
Sample works: The Woman Who Had Two Navels, A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino
Date conferred as NA: 1976
Amado V. Hernandez
(1903–1970), poet
Sample works: Bayang Malaya, Isang Dipang Langit
Date conferred as NA: 1973
Lazaro Francisco
(1898–1980, writer
Sample works: Ama, Bayang Nagpatiwakal, Maganda Pa Ang Daigdig
Date conferred as NA: 2009
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F. Sionil Jose
(1924–), writer
Sample works: The Pretenders, Tree, My Brother, My Executioner
Date conferred as NA: 2001
Carlos P. Romulo
(1899–1985), educator
Sample works: The United, I Walked with Heroes
Date conferred as NA: 1982
 Jose Garcia Villa
(1908–1997), poet
Sample works: Footnote to Youth,Many Voices, Poems by Doveglion
Date conferred as NA: 1973
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Alejandro Roces
(1924–2011), writer
Sample works: Of Cocks and Kites, My Brother’s Peculiar Chicken
Date conferred as NA: 2003
 Rolando S. Tinio
(1937–1997), playwright
Sample works: Sitsit sa Kuliglig, Dunung – Dunungan, Kristal na Uniberso
Date conferred as NA: 1997
 Levi Celerio
(1910–2002), lyricist
Sample works: O Maliwanag Na Buwan” (Iloko), “Ako ay May Singsing
Date conferred as NA: 1997

 

FASHION DESIGN
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Ramon Valera
(1912–1972),
Sample works:
Date conferred as NA: 2006
   

 

THEATER DESIGN
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Salvador F. Bernal
(1945–2011), theater designer
Sample works: organized the PATDAT
Date conferred as NA: 2003
   

 

DANCE
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Francisca Reyes Aquino
(1899–1983), folk dancer
Sample works: Philippine National Dances (1946); Gymnastics for Girls
Date conferred as NA: 1973
Ramon Obusan
(1938-2006), choreographer
Sample works: Vamos a Belen! Series, Noon Po sa Amin
Date conferred as NA: 2006
Alice Reyes
(1942-), dancer
Sample works: Amada (1969), At a Maranaw Gathering (1970)
Date conferred as NA: 2014
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Leonor Orosa Goquingco
(1917–2005), ballet
Sample works: TREND: Return to Native, In a Javanese Garden
Date conferred as NA: 1976
Lucrecia Reyes-Urtula
(1929–1999), choreographer
Sample works: Vinta, Tagabili
Date conferred as NA: 1988

 

HISTORICAL LITERATURE
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Carlos Quirino
(1910–1999), biographer
Sample works: Maps and Views of Old Manila, Lives of the Philippine Presidents
Date conferred as NA: 1997

 

MUSIC
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Antonino Buenaventura
(1904– 1996), composer
Sample works: Triumphal March, Echoes of the Past
Date conferred as NA: 1988
Jose Maceda
(1917–2004), composer
Sample works: Ugma-ugma(1963), Pagsamba (1968)
Date conferred as NA: 1997
Lucrecia R. Kasilag
(1918–2008), composer
Sample works: Toccata for Percussions and Winds, Divertissement and Concertante
Date conferred as NA: 1989
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Ernani J. Cuenco
(1936–1988), composer
Sample works: Nahan, Kahit na Magtiis, Diligin Mo ng Hamog ang Uhaw na Lupa
Date conferred as NA: 1999
Lucio San Pedro
(1913–2002), conductor
Sample works: The Devil’s Bridge, Malakas at Maganda Overture
Date conferred as NA: 1991
Antonio J. Molina
(1894–1980), music educator
Sample works: Misa Antoniana Grand Festival Mass, Ang Batingaw
Date conferred as NA: 1973
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Francisco Feliciano
(1917–2005), composer
Sample works: Ashen Wings (1995), Sikhay sa Kabila ng Paalam (1993)
Date conferred as NA: 2014
Levi Celerio
(1910–2002),
lyricist
Sample works: O Maliwanag Na Buwan (Iloko), Ako ay May Singsing (Pampango)
Date conferred as NA: 1997
Ramon P. Santos
(1941–), composer
Sample works: Panaghoy
Date conferred as NA: 2014
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Jovita Fuentes
(1895–1978), broadway singer
Sample works: Liu Yu in Puccini’s Turnadot, Mimi in Puccini’s La Boheme
Date conferred as NA: 1976
Felipe Padilla de Leon
(1912–1992), composer
Sample works: Mariang Makiling Overture, Roca Encantada
Date conferred as NA: 1997
Andrea Veneracion
(1928–2013), choirmaster
Sample works:
Date conferred as NA: 1999
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 Honorata “Atang” dela Rama
(1902–1991), Kundiman singer
Sample works: Dalagang Bukid, Pangarap ni Rosa
Date conferred as NA: 1987

 

THEATER
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Daisy Avellana
( 1917– 2013), actor
Sample works: Othello (1953), Macbeth in Black (1959)
Date conferred as NA: 1999
Rolando S. Tinio
(1937–1997), playwright
Sample works:  Now and Forever, Gamitin Mo Ako, Bayad Pur
Date conferred as NA: 1997
Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero
(1910–1995), theater artist
Sample works: Half an Hour in a Convent, Wanted: A Chaperon, Forever
Date conferred as NA: 1997
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Honorata “Atang” dela Rama
(1902–1991), Kundiman singer
Sample works:Mascota, Sueño de un Vals, and Marina
Date conferred as NA: 1987
Salvador F. Bernal
(1945–2011), theater designer
Sample works: organized the PATDAT
Date conferred as NA: 2003
Severino Montano
(1915–1980), playwright
Sample works: started a graduate course at the Philippine Normal College for theater artists
Date conferred as NA: 2001
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 Lamberto V. Avellana
(1915-1991), ballet
Sample works: Sergeant Hasan (1967), Destination Vietnam
Date conferred as NA: 1976

Source: National Artists of the Philippines

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