Fred Sarmiento Baldemor

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Fred Sarmiento Baldemor
Born 1944
Paete, Laguna
Parents Antero Baldemor and Marianita Sarmiento

Fred Sarmiento Baldemor is a wood-carver from Paete, Laguna who was born in 1944 to Antero Baldemor and Marianita Sarmiento.



He graduated from the Union College of Laguna with a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce.


In 1974, he originated the image of Santo Niño de Palaboy (Holy Child, The Vagrant) in molave. However, in 1979, he produced a body of work called Sining Kahoy (Wood Art) which was exhibited in Galerie Bleau in January and February. That same year on the month of September, he exhibited Mga Batang Paete in the same gallery. He also produced a series of ivory sculptures in 1981 focusing on the subject of Filipino myths and legends.

Baldemor’s works have been exhibited not only locally but internationally as well. They were presented at the Philippine Center in New York in 1984, the II Bienal de la Havana in 1986, and the Tokyo International Art Show in 1993.



  • Endaya, I.C. "Altar". In CCP Encyclopedia of Philippine Art, 1st ed., Vol. 4, 318. Philippines: CCP Publications Office, 1994.
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