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Isidro Ancheta

 (1882 - 1946)
Isidro Ancheta was active/lived in Philippines.  Isidro Ancheta is known for rural landscape and marine painting.

Isidro Ancheta

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Isidro G. Ancheta (1882-1946)

"Ancheta drew his subjects with firm lines, solidly defined shapes and a realistic but dark palette.  He also painted seashore scenes of fishing boats at sea.

He received an honorable mention at the Universal Exposition in St Louis, Missouri in 1904 for his A Victim of War. His Tienda del Barrio (Barrio Store) won second honorable mention in the Filipiniana Category of the National Art Competition sponsored by the University of Santo Tomas in 1941.

Ancheta was born on 15 October 1882 in San Miguel, Manila.  He was an alumnus of Ateneo de Manila, having studied there from elementary until he obtained his bachelor of arts in 1904.  He was reared in the academic tradition.  In the early 1900s, he studied art in Escula de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado, and the Acadamia de Dibujo y Pintura run by Teodoro P. Buenaventura.  He was a professor at the Philippine Normal School from 1918 to 1926.  He died in 1946." (WikiPilipinas)

Ancheta was a contemporary and friend of famed Philippine artist Fernando Amorsolo and painted similar rural scenes as Amorsolo.  Ancheta, Amorsolo and their artist friends Irineo Miranda, Jose Pereira, Dominador Castaneda all went on sketching trips together to rural farmlands around Teresa,  Montalban, and Marikina.  Ancheta is included in the exhibition titled Confrontations at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila through February 2009.

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About  Isidro Ancheta

Born:  1882 - San Miguel, Manila, Philippines
Died:   1946
Known for:  rural landscape and marine painting