Félix Resurrección Hidalgo

Painting, Visual Artist

1855 – 1913

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Who was Félix Resurrección Hidalgo?

Félix Resurrección Hidalgo y Padilla was a Filipino artist. He is acknowledged as one of the great Filipino painters of the late 19th century, and is significant in Philippine history for having been an acquaintance and inspiration for members of the Philippine reform movement which included José Rizal, Marcelo del Pilar, Mariano Ponce and Graciano López Jaena, although he neither involved himself directly in that movement, nor later associate himself with the First Philippine Republic under Emilio Aguinaldo.

His winning the silver medal in the 1884 Madrid Exposition of Fine Arts, along with the gold win of fellow Filipino painter Juan Luna, prompted a celebration which was a major highlight in the memoirs of members of the Philippine reform movement, with Rizal toasting to the two painters' good health and citing their win as evidence that Filipinos and Spaniards were equals.

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Born
Feb 21, 1855
Binondo, Manila
Ethnicity
  • Filipino
Nationality
  • Philippines
Profession
Lived in
  • Manila
  • Binondo, Manila
Died
Mar 13, 1913
Barcelona
Resting place
Manila North Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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