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Jerry Elizalde Navarro

Jerry Elizalde Navarro National Artist of the Philippines

National Artist of the Philippines
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Quick Facts
Intro National Artist of the Philippines
A.K.A. Jerry Navarro Elizalde, J. Elizalde Navarro
Was Artist Painter Sculptor
From Philippines
Type Arts
Gender male
Birth 22 May 1924, San Jose de Buenavista
Death 10 June 1999 (aged 75 years)
Star sign GeminiGemini
Spouse: Virginia Ty-Navarro
The details

Jerry Navarro Elizalde (22 May 1924 – 10 June 1999) was a Philippine artist. He studied in the University of the Philippines, Manila as a Ramon Roces Publication Scholar in 1947. The following year he transferred to the University of Santo Tomas, he studied fine arts with a major in painting. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1951. While studying at the university he was also an art editor for the university newspaper The Varsitarian. His wife is sculptor Virginia Ty-Navarro.

Early life

Being a young artist, Navarro was very passionate to create a new ways of art. He experimented different kinds of painting using oil, acrylic, watercolor. He also tried making sculpture and mixed media. He uses the "incision painting" this method is applied on the stop surface by carving out the artist’s desired pattern on the stone materials and layering paint or plaster on the stone surface.

Exhibits and Works

  • 1967 – represented the Philippines in Sculpture Category, São Paulo Beinnale Brazil
  • 1970 – represented the Philippines in Sculpture Category, São Paulo Beinnale, Brazil
  • 1972 – represented the Philippines at the Biennale de art Graphiques, Brno, Czechoslovakia
  • 1977 – designed the Philippine booth, 12th Tokyo International Trade Fair Japan
  • 1977 – designed the ASEAN Trade Fair, Manila, Philippines
  • 1980 – First Filipino artist to be represented at YAYASAN Bali, Indonesia
  • 2014 – Leon Art Gallery Auction House "The Kingly Treasures"
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