Nineteenth-Century Masters of Angono Art
Part of the series, Fifty Shades of Philippine Art, this book authored by James Owen G. Saguinsin showcases the lives and works of Angono's three foundational artists from the 19th century - Juan Senson, Pedro Piñon, and Moises Villaluz Sr.
"The works of these old masters, Angono’s own “triumvirate,” are little acknowledged and seldom studied, apart from a few pieces which have ended up in the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas collection as cultural treasures. Illustrated with more than 100 artworks—most unearthed by the author and documented here for the first time—this book explores the history of Angono, the role of Senson, Piñon, and Villaluz in shaping the town into the national art center it is today, and their contribution to the Filipino artistic identity."
James Owen Gragera Saguinsin is an associate professor at the Far Eastern University, where he teaches art appreciation, and where he served as chairman of the Department of Literature and Humanities from 2010 to 2014. He is the founder and director of the Angono Cultural Heritage Office, which focuses on preserving the town’s cultural identity.
Vibal Foundation, Philippines
Softcover / 12 x 9 inches / 128 pages / Color