Norma Belleza

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Norma Jaciledo Belleza (3 May 1939) is a painter who began by painting dark and sombre representations of religious subjects. Then, she progressed into colorful and detailed works on folk genre subjects, including Metro Manila aides, peasants in various rural activities, women vendors, and potters. She emphasizes the physical strength and native appearance of her subjects.


  • Araw ng Maynila Award for Painting
  • represented the Philippines in the First ASEAN Symposium on Aesthetics Workshop and Exhibition
  • third prize for Pieta in the Association of the Philippines' (AAP)Annual Competition)
  • honorable mention for Betrayal in the Art Semiannual Competition
  • third prize in the Gabriela Silang Art Contest
  • second prize and honorable mention in UST'S 300th Anniversary Competition
  • second prize in the Traveler's Life Art Competition
  • silver medal in the Traveler's Life Religious Art Contest
  • second prize for Dead Christ from The Shell National Student's Art Competition


  • CCP Encyclopedia of Philippine Art, Vol 4. Manila: Cultural Center of the Philippines, 1994.
  • Kintanar, Thelma and Ventura, Sylvia Mendez. Self-Portraits: Twelve Filipina Artists Speak. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila Press, 1999.



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