Jose P. Alcantara (1911-2005) Filipino Artist Wood Sculpture PhilippinesThis is a nice hard wood (similar to mahogany) sculpture by Filipino artist Jose P. Alcantara (1911-2005) executed after 1950’s. It’s 16” high and about 8” by 5” at its base. In good vintage condition with some nicks and scratches as shown in the close-ups. It weighs about 4.5 pound. Signed on the bottom “J.P. Alcantara” Listed below from WikiPilipinas: Jose P. Alcantara, was a sculptor. He was born on 15 December 1911 in Pasay City He did not have any formal education in fine arts; instead, he trained as an apprentice to Gonzalo Puyat, who introduced him to his first lesson in woodcarving. He also practiced at the Taller de Escultera de Tampinco. His earliest production belonged to the classical tradition. He joined the Art Association of the Philippines (AAP) in 1951 wherein his entries were marked by simplification and stylization of form. His works are marked by a Philippine sensibility having genre themes. Some of his achievements: Ina ng Lahi (Mother of the Race), 1951, special prize, Art Association of the Philippines The Kiss, 1951, third prize, Art Association of the Philippines Mother and Child, 1953, first prize, Art Association of the Philippines Ina ng Ani, 1954, third prize, Art Association of the Philippines Susmariosep, 1955, second prize, Art Association of the Philippines Behold the Man, 1979, first prize, First Southeast Asian Art Conference and Competition Reference Pilar, S.A. "Altar". In CCP Encyclopedia of Philippine Art, 1st ed., Vol. 4, 305. Philippines: CCP Publications Office, 1994.
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