Lamberto Hechanova

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Lamberto Hechanova (1939) was active in painting and printmaking doing abstract works, before he shifted to sculpture.

He introduced the use of aluminum and transparent plexiglass combined with wood in a series of his innovative sculpture. His works thus showed the influence of the constructivists who used chrome and plexiglass to achieve virtual volume in sculpture and to bring out its spatial dimension. He did a highly original approach to his materials. He also did large sculptures in wood.


  • from the Art Association of the Philippines:
    • second prize, Algae in 1966
    • first prize, Perspectus in 1967
    • honorable mention, sculpture, in 1967
    • third prize, Political Epilogue in 1967
    • major award, Allegory in Aluminum 1968
  • in the 1966 Shell National Students Art Competition:
    • fourth prize for Variety No 1
    • certificate of merit for the Final Agony
  • Thirteen Artists Award from the CCP in 1970


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