Hernando Ruiz (H.R.) Ocampo (1911-1978) was a leading modernist artist in the Philippines. He was a member of the Thirteen Moderns, as well as the Neo-Realists and the Saturday Group of Artists. He is known for his unique approach to abstraction inspired by Philippine flora and fauna, fantasy and science fiction. His most recognized work 'Genesis' was the basis of the curtain of the Main Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
He is the recipient of several awards including the Republic Cultural Award in 1965; Patnubay ng Sining at Kalinangan Award in 1969; Diwa ng Lahi Award in 1976; and Gawad CCP para sa Sining Award in 1979; and the National Artist for the Visual arts in 1991.
This monograph on his work was produced in conjunction with the posthumous conferment of the National Artist Award in 1991. It includes texts by Cesar Legaspi and Rod Paras-Perez and poems by H.R. Ocampo.
Saturday Group of Artists in cooperation with the Cultural Center of the Philippines
Softcover / 12 x 9 inches / 90 pages / BW, Color