APRIL 24, 1972
Fernando Amorsolo (May 30, 1892 – April 24, 1972), one of the Philippines most important artists died of heart failure. He was a shy, innocent and a pure person whose traits spilled over in his paintings. This artist from Paco, Manila created masterpieces that showed the bright side of things and the purest manifestation of beauty. Amorsolo was popularly known for his mastery in the use of light. One of his works sold for $440,000 in a Christies’ auction in 2010. He was the first National Artist of the Philippines.