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Ina ng Lahi

Ina ng Lahi

“Ina ng Lahi” (Mother of Filipinos) by Jose P. Alcantara.

Located at Gallery XIV on the South Wing of the National Fine Arts Museum (formerly National Art Gallery), this carved wood is one of Jose P. Alcantara’s prize-winning artworks.

Entitled*“Ina ng Lahi”* (Mother of Filipinos), this sculpture made from Narra wood received a special prize in 1951 from the Art Association of the Philippines. [1]

A self-taught sculpture, painter, and muralist, Alcantara’s highest recognition happened when he bagged the first-place win in the first Southeast Asian Art Conference and Competition for his entry of*“Behold The Man.”Also included in his list of accolades was his victory in 1953 when the Art Association of the Philippines awarded him the first prize for the entry“Mother and Child.”* [1]

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Nov 9, 2018, 11:39 AM