Guillermo Estrella Tolentino
(1890 - 1976)
Guillermo Estrella Tolentino was active/lived in Philippines. Guillermo Tolentino is known for portrait sculpture, commemorative, public art.
Biography Guillermo Estrella Tolentino
Guillermo Estrella Tolentino (24 July 1890 -1976) was a Filipino sculptor in classical style who was named National Artist for the Visual Arts in 1973. He is hailed as the "Father of Philippine Arts." He sculpted the University of the Philippines' most recognizable emblem, the UP Oblation, as well as the Bonifacio Monument in Caloocan City. This commission brought him national recognition,
the design for which was chosen in a competition organized by sculptor
Vicente Francisco, and architects Andres Luna de San Pedro and Tomas
Mapua. The call for designs for the monument was made on 29 August 1930. Tolentino's
winning design featured an obelisk with a bird of freedom perched atop
of it. Around the monument's ba
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