Jose Alcantara

Pasay City, Philippines 1911-2005



Jose P. Alcantara, was a famous sculptor in the Philippines. He began his career at the age of ten in a sculptural shop in the Quiapo district. He trained as an apprentice to Gonzalo Puyat, and began his first lesson in woodcarving. He joined the Art Association of the Philippines (AAP) in 1951.