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And Life Goes On: Memoirs of Purita Kalaw-Ledesma

And Life Goes On: Memoirs of Purita Kalaw-Ledesma

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Purita Kalaw-Ledesma (1914-2005) is one of the most important patrons of Philippine modern art and founder of the Art Association of the Philippines (AAP). What started as an alumni gathering of the University of the Philippines School of Fine Arts developed into the first professional artists’ organization in Manila in 1948. Ledesma also authored the books 'The Struggle for Philippine Art' (1974), 'Edades: National Artist' (1979), and 'The Biggest Little Room' (1987).

This autobiography is not just a chronicle of her life; it also documents the historical, social, and cultural milieu of the Philippines, particularly the postwar period of the 1950s – 60s.

Cover Image: Portrait of Purita Kalaw-Ledesma by Baron Patrick Koenigswater

Vera-Reyes Inc., Philippines

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Hardcover / 11.25 x 8.75 inches / 324 pages / BW, color


One copy only. Previously owned, has scratches on the back dust jacket, foxing stains on the page edges, otherwise good condition. 

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