Manuel Rodriquez Sr., the father of Philippine contemporary printmaking, was one of the leading modernist painters from the 50s to the 70s in the Philippines. He came to the U.S. in 1976 when the country was under martial law during the presidency of Ferdinand Marcus. His work includes includes work in traditional forms; parenting the graphic arts movement in his native Philippines; and ongoing explorations as an experimentalist painter. Whether teaching the traditional or breaking new artistic ground, "Mang Manning" is guided by a deep spiritual awareness and belief in the unity of all mankind.
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