HERNANDO RUIZ OCAMPO
Art Brokerage Hernando R. Ocampo Filipino Artist: b. 1911 -1978. Ocampo was a Filipino National Artist in the visual arts. He was also a fiction writer, a playwright and editor. Ocampo was a member of the Saturday Group of artists (also known as the Taza de Oro Group), and was one of the pre-war Thirteen Moderns, a group of modernist artists founded by Victorino C. Edades in 1938. H. R. Ocampo was credited for inventing a new mode of abstraction that exemplifies Philippine flora and fauna, and portrays sunshine, stars and rain. Using movement and bold colors, Ocampo utilized fantasy and science fiction as the basis for his works. His art is described to be "abstract compositions of biological forms that seemed to oscillate, quiver, inflame and multiply like mutations. The awards he received include: Republic Cultural Award in 1965; Patubay ng Sining at Kalinangan Award in 1969; Diwa ng Lahi Award in 1976; and his works were exhibited in Washington, New York, London, and Tokyo, among others.