Thursday, February 3, 2011

Amado Hidalgo

was born in Bayombong, Nueva Ecija 1945. (Hyper-realist seascape murals) BFA, UP, 1969. Worked as designer at RCA Advtg in Mla in the early ‘60s; as scientific artist at the BSCS Project Science Teaching Center, UP; and UPNSRC, UP Diliman in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. Was scientific artist at Forpridecom, NSDB, UP Los Banos, 1971-73. In 1981, did the Don Mariano Marcos monumental statue, MMSU, Batac, Ilocos Norte. Went on expeditions to seashores and seaside caves to paint the seas, living alone for many days to finish his large works. Painted the coast of Ilocos Norte, Cagayan , Palaui Island, Hundred Islands in Pangasinan, Ilocos Sur, Palawan’s St. Paul’s subterranean caves, lake Naluhan in Mindoro, and others. Awards inclue 1st prize, NEREHA-UP Open House art contest, 1996; hon mention in sculpture, SNSAC; 2nd & 3rd prizes, UESMA caricature contest, Mla; 1st prize, on-the-spot Natl Art competition, UP Los Banos, 1967; 1st & 3rd prizes, UP Vinsons Portrait contest, 1986; and 2nd prize, spot portrait contest, UP. Finalist, PNB Natl art contest, 1976. [20th CENT 1st Ed-MD]*** In high school, enrolled at the Cagayan Valley School of Arts, where he learned the rudiments of technical drawings and drafting, both freehand and mechanical. In his sophomore year, became fascinated with the paintings of Ben Alano and Oscar Navarro, reproduced in calendars given him by his vocational instructor. Discovered Greek classical sculpture, and before graduation, had done several mini-bust, including a self-portrait in plaster of paris. At UP, found the school ruled by abstract artist, but was drawn to professors who kept their classical leanings such as Virginia Flor Agbayani, Anastacio Caedo, Dominador Castaneda, and Carlos Valino. In 1976, presented his first one-man show of 20 large-scale seascape paintings of his home-town, Gonzaga, in his trademark hyper-realist style, Metro Gallery, Makati. His seascapes are found in the offices of Citibank, HK and Shanghai Bank, PAL, Shell Phil, & United Lab. [20th CENT Vol II-MD]
RICE TERRACES
Oil on Canvas
36" x 48"
1995
HAC Code: 37505
SEASCAPE
Oil on Canvas
42" x 56"
1997
NEW Code: 07725
SEASCAPE
Oil on Canvas
36" x 30"
ND
HAC Code: 51580
SEASCAPE
Oil on Canvas
24" x 47.5"
ND
NEW Code: 06626
KANAWAY BIRD
Oil on Canvas
35.5" x 30"
1996
HAC Code: 52033
WAY HOME FROM MARKET
Oil on Canvas
30" x 40"
ND
HAC Code: 32498
SEASCAPE
Oil on Canvas
30" x 40"
ND
HAC Code: 10665
LANDSCAPE
Oil on Canvas
30" x 40"
1994
HAC Code: 37162

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