Senate honors late Antiqueño visual artist

THE SENATE recently adopted a resolution honoring late Antiqueño visual artist Edsel Moscoso for championing the cultural identity of the Filipinos through his art.

Moscoso was feted for his lifelong love of the arts and for his masterful depiction of the rural life of the Filipino people, according to Senate Resolution No. 999.

Moscoso was born on Jan. 30, 1952 to Dr. Julito Moscoso and Remedios Atillo Hermoso in Bugasong, Antique. He succumbed to leukemia at the age of 55.

Moscoso finished his Fine Arts degree at the University of the Philippines.

He later studied archeology and fine arts in Italy for eight years through a scholarship program offered by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

In 1975, Moscoso was chosen as one of the 13 Outstanding Young Artists of the Art Association of the Philippines.

He was likewise honored by his home province in 1993 as the “Pride of Antique.”

Moscoso has also held numerous solo exhibits in the Philippines and abroad.

“Moscoso had always been grounded and proud of his Antique roots,” said Antiqueña senator Loren Legarda, who introduced the resolution./PN


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