Jose P. Alcantara

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Jose P. Alcantara


Born 15 December 1911
Pasay City
Died 18 March 2005
Binangonan Rizal, Philippines
Spouse Feliza Cunanan Alcantara
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Jose P. Alcantara, was a sculptor. He was born on 15 December 1911 in Pasay City.



He did not have any formal education in fine arts; instead, he trained as an apprentice to Gonzalo Puyat, who introduced him to his first lesson in woodcarving. He also practiced at the Taller de Escultera de Tampinco.


His earliest production belonged to the classical tradition. He joined the Art Association of the Philippines (AAP) in 1951 wherein his entries were marked by simplification and stylization of form. His works are marked by a Philippine sensibility having genre themes.


Listed below are some of his achievements:

  • Ina ng Lahi (Mother of the Race), 1951, special prize, Art Association of the Philippines
  • The Kiss, 1951, third prize, Art Association of the Philippines
  • Mother and Child, 1953, first prize, Art Association of the Philippines
  • Ina ng Ani, 1954, third prize, Art Association of the Philippines
  • Susmariosep, 1955, second prize, Art Association of the Philippines
  • Behold the Man, 1979, first prize, First Southeast Asian Art Conference and Competition


  • Pilar, S.A. "Altar". In CCP Encyclopedia of Philippine Art, 1st ed., Vol. 4, 305. Philippines: CCP Publications Office, 1994.

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