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An equivalent title, People’s Artist, has been recognized in nations of the previous Eastern Bloc and is also generally translated as “National Artist”. Beginning in 2011, NGA undertook an $85 million restoration of the East Building’s façade. The East Building is clad in 3-inch (7.6 cm) thick pink marble panels.
Renowned painter Fernando Amorsolo was the first recipient of National Artist for Literature Award in 1972. Jose Joya is a painter and multimedia artist who distinguished himself by creating an genuine Filipino abstract idiom that transcended international influences. Most of Joya’s paintings of harmonious colours were inspired by Philippine landscapes, such as inexperienced rice paddies and golden fields of harvest. His legacy is a large physique of work of constant excellence which has won the admiration of artists each in the native and international scene.
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