Hugon C. Yonzon II

Born: 1924

He was an illustrator, cartoonist and caricaturist for the Liwayway and the Evening News. From 1947 to 1950, he worked at an advertising agency together with Cesar Legaspi. He founded the Samahang Kartunista ng Pilipinas (Society of Philippine Cartoonist). He painted a mural on the subject of Philippine festivals for the New York World’s Fair in 1964. He held his first solo exhibit at the Solidaridad Galleries in 1968. His many awards from the AAP include First Prize in Caricature for “Cuenco” in 1951, First Prize in Photography for “Still Water” in 1953, and First Prize in Painting for “Harana” in 1954. A versatile artist, he worked in different styles depicting native Filipino themes, but his favorite approach to painting was a neo-realist manner of constructing genre scenes in solid but graceful, overlapping geometric forms.