Vicente Manansala (1910-1981)
signed and dated 1959 (lower left)
watercolor on paper
14” x 11” (36 cm x 28 cm)
Mr. Manansala represented the Philippines in the 1960 New York World’s Fair. He lived and painted with my mother, Phyllis Schufeldt, in 1959 at our house in Huntington, L.I., New York. I was the Linda this was dedicated to.
National Artist Vicente Manansala, sometime in the early 1950’s, was privileged enough to accept a study grant to the renowned Ecole de Beaux Arts, University of Paris. Here, his work evolved stylistically.
His further studies in Paris most definitely had an impact on his career, as his stylistic development was further supplemented by his experiences in the city. The inevitable influence on his works had garnered him acclaim, and at this point in his career won him the moniker “key synthesizer of neo-realism.”
This very work is from 1959, the very same period of this adulation.