ADMITTEDLY, many pieces of “tourist art” were done by hacks, with no pretensions to high art.
Still, there were some artists along Mabini in Manila who were seriously trained in art, mentored either by Fernando Amorsolo, dean at University of the Philippines Fine Arts, or Victorio Edades, dean at University of Santo Tomas Fine Arts, the two rival artists and schools.
One of these artists with established galleries had on the glass pane of his window showcase the distinctively hand-painted name “Roger Sn Miguel.” (The Sn is stylishly intentional.)
He is Roger San Miguel. Our meeting with the artist, now a still active septuagenarian with a white shock of tousled hair and beard, sparked the thought that we were talking to one of the country’s elder statesmen in the field of Philippine art.
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