Mauro Malang Santos
He studied Fine Arts briefly at the University of the Philippines in 1946 and at the Otis, Art Institute Los Angeles in 1972. He was artist, illustrator and cartoonist for the Manila Chronicle. Working in neo-realist style, he depicts trees, flowers, churches, caraboas, people, villages, and everyday scenes in delightful compositions that bespeak a happy outlook in life. His first solo exhibition was held at the PAG. He was awarded the TOYM in 1963, the Patnubay ng Kalinangan at Sining from the City of Manila in 1981, and the Gawad CCP para sa Sining in 1995. He held his retrospective exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila in 1997.