Solomon Saprid

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Solomon Saprid (13 March 1917- 28 September 2003) was a modern Philippine sculptor who became known for his works in bronze which he created by welding scraps of metal, producing a characteristic jagged effect. His Tikbalang Series, which he began in 1971, is particularly acclaimed.

Some of his accomplishments

  • Represented the Philippines in the 1971 Indian Triennale and the 1973 Australian Biennial
  • Won the Araw ng Maynila award in 1970
  • First one-man show at the Solidaridad Galleries (1969)
  • First Prize, International Christmas Card Contest, World Literacy and Christian Culture (1961)