Anita Magsaysay Ho

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Anita Magsaysay-Ho (Manila, 25 May 1914- ) is known for her paintings that depict figurative abstracts of women at everyday tasks. Her nudes in charcoal are also bestsellers.



She studied painting in the U.P. School of Fine Arts under such prominent artist-teachers as Fabian dela Rosa, Fernando Amorsolo and Irineo Miranda. She graduated in 1933 then went to the U.S. to continue her studies at the Art Students League in New York and at the Cranbrook Academy of Arts in Michigan.


She was identified with the emerging Modernists, the only woman among the 13 new young talents who challenged the conservative school in the 1950s. In 1958, she was named as one of the 6 Outstanding Filipino painters, along with Vicente Manansala, Arturo Luz, Hernando Ocampo, Carlos "Botong" Francisco, and Fernando Zobel, in Manila Chronicle ’s Sunday magazine This Week by 8 prominent art figures.

Some of her accomplishments




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