Angelito Antonio

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Angelito Garcia Antonio (3 Feb 1939) developed his own color schemes such as acidic yellow, from black-and-white series. His subjects have been primarily folk genre such as cockfighters, vendors, ice cream peddlers,and balloon sellers, which shows the influence of Manansala. Through the years, he developed a style of his own.

Awards He Received

  • in the Shell National Students Art Competition
    • The Beginning is Green,in 1958, third prize
    • Kristo (Christ), in 1963, second prize
    • Mag-iisda (Fish Seller), in 1963, certificate of merit
  • from the Art Association of the Philippines
    • Mananahi (Seamstress), in 1962, third prize
    • Deposition, in 1963, second prize
    • He, in 1969, honorable mention
    • Oracion (Evening Prayer), in 1970, first prize
    • Procession, 1970, special award
    • Pangarap sa Buhay, in 1972, major award
  • in the Travellers Life art competition, 1961, first prize
  • in the University of Sto Tomas 300th Anniversary, 1962, first prize
  • in the Travellers Art competition, in 1963, second prize
  • in the Philippine Airlines art contest, 1968, first prize
  • Thirteen Artist Award from the CCP in 1970
  • Patnubay ng Sining at Kalinangan Award by the City of Manila in 1984


  • CCP Encyclopedia of Philippine Art, Vol 4. Manila: Cultural Center of the Philippines, 1994.

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