Orlando Castrillo

Cagayan, Philippines 1947



Painter and printmaker, he studied fine arts in UST until 1965. He won several awards at the Shell NSAC among which were First Prizes in graphic arts for “Himig sa Bukid” and “Hangal na Daigdig”. In the seventies , he pursued two directions in his art. The first was a series of romantic etchings depicting fairies, carnivals, folk dances, and genre scenes. The other was a series of etchings depicting fairies, carnivals, folk dances, and genre scenes. The other was a series of etchings he inscribed Kasalukuyan Walang Pamagat (Currently Untitled), depicting tortured martyrs of martial law and the struggle of peasants in the countryside. He was once president of the Philippine Association of Printmakers, and a founding leader of the Concerned Artists of the Philippines.