Arsenio Capili

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Arsenio Capili (28 Oct 1914-1945) was named as one of the Thirteen Moderns by Victorino Edades who was pleased by his works with bold lines, simplified figures and used palette emphasizing on tonal contrast. Those works were influenced by Carlos V. Franciso and Galo B. Ocampo.

Some of His Achievements

  • painted Bagobo Chieftain and Tinguian Woman
  • obtained third honorable mention for Lux Mundi (Light of the World) in the Religious Category at the National Art Competition sponsored by UST in 1941


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