The Life and Art of Botong Francisco
A monograph on Botong Francisco from the ArteFilipino series published by Vibal Foundation. A veritable hero in his hometown Angono and one of the most important Filipino artists, Botong Francisco (1912 - 1969) devoted his life to art. After spending the 1930s immersed in graphic art and modernism, Botong embarked on large-scale mural painting for which he became known. This book contains a rich panoply of Botong’s masterpieces, whether in large- or small-scale formats. The wide selection of his most important paintings, sketches, and costume designs is supplemented by vintage photographs, documents, and film stills from over thirty public and private collections. Edited by Patrick Flores, the texts include an illustrated biography and essays by prominent scholars offering interpretations of Botong’s life and art.
Vibal Foundation, Philippines
Hardcover / 11.25 x 9 inches / 245 pages / Color