Cesar Legaspi was a painter from the Philippines. Cesar Legaspi was born in Tondo, Manila, the Philippine Islands in the year 1917. The artist was renown for his imagery of daily life as a lower class person.
Legaspi attended the University of Philippines School of Fine Arts where he studied painting and commercial art.
Price range information: Works range from $20,000 to $250,000. Legaspi worked in oils, acrylics, and pastels. He was also a printmaker.
Legaspi is associated with the Cubist and Neorealism movements.
Below a clip from a documentary on the artist:
Cesar Legaspi passed away in 1994. He was 76 years old.
Works by Legaspi may be found in the National Museum of the Philippines located in Manila.
Legaspi was a master at breaking the human figure into smaller organic shapes. I found his work reminds me of the Native American painter Oscar Howe. Both artists were great at capturing movement in the human figure.