Filipino Historical Painter | Fernando Amorsolo 1892-1972

Fernando Amorsolo is one of the most famous painters in the history of Filipino Artists. He painted and sketched more than ten thousand to eleven Thousand pieces over his lifetime using natural and backlighting techniques. 
Most known works: landscapes of his homeland, dalagang Filipina, portraits and WWII war scenes.
Fernando was born in Calle Herran in Paco, Manila, in 1892, Fernando Amorsolo began drawing and sketching as a young boy.  The family lived in Daet for some time until the death of his father.  At that time his mother moved the family to the home of her cousin, artist Don Fabian dela Rosa in Manila.  Amorsolo was 13 years old at the time and in order to help provide for his family, he sold his drawings and began to study art under dela Rosa.  
In the last years of his life, Amorsolo's continued painting through declining health.  He was married twice and had 13 children before a heart attack eventually took his life in April 1972.