Written by: Eugene Evasco Illustrated by: Isabela Tan
Damian Domingo remains as an inspiration to many artists because of his perseverance, his dream to learn, and his generosity. He was a professor and director of the first academy of visual arts in the Philippines. He created paintings for the church and portraits for government officials. In his tipos del pais (country scenes), his representations of the common people are still cherished for its embodiment of respect and equality. Discover the life and success of Damian Domingo, the first great Filipino painter.