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National Artists from Dagupan City

Victorio C. Edades
Visual Arts – Painting (1976)

Painting distorted human figures in rough, bold impasto strokes, and standing tall and singular in his advocacy and practice of what he believes is creative art, Victorio C. Edades emerged as the “Father of Modern Philippine Painting”.


Salvador F. Bernal
Theater Design (2003)

Salvador Bernal is a theater designer who has designed more than 300 productions distinguished for their originality since 1969. Sensitive to the budget limitations of local productions, he harnessed the design potential of inexpensive local materials, pioneering or maximizing the use of bamboo, raw abaca, and abaca fiber, hemp twine, rattan chain links and gauze cacha.

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