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ed defensoR, multi-media artist of iloilo city, philippines

Welcome To eddefensor's Shop

Ed Defensor is a multi-media artist of Iloilo City, Philippines. He has been doing art since the 1980s and has exhibited widely in the Philippines and New York, in such venues as the Cultural Center of the Philippines, the Ayala Museum of Makati City, the Vargas Museum of Quezon City, and the Philippine Center of New York. He has been active in art management and art organizations in the Visayas group of islands in Central Philippines, having been founder of Hubon Madiaas, the longest-existing art organization of Western Visayas, and charter chairman of the Visayas Islands Visual Artist Association, at one time the largest art association of the Philippines. He has also served in the National Committee of the Visual Arts of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts. He is listed in the Encyclopedia of Philippine Arts of the Cultural Center of the Philippines in the volumes on the Visual Arts, Theater and Dance.

He was Professor of Art History at the University of the Philippines in the Visayas, and was Most Outstanding Professional Jubilarian of this University in 2006. He has also been awarded by the Province of Iloilo in Central Philippines the title of Most Distinguished Ilonggo in the Visual Arts in 2008. In 2010 the Visayas Biennale in Cebu City, Philippines, honored him with the "Garbo sa Bisaya" ("Living Legend of Visayan Art") Award. And in 2013, The JCI Regatta International of Iloilo City awarded him the "Pinoy Icon, Juan Luna Award" in the Visual Arts, together with seven other Outstanding Citizens of Iloilo in their respective fields.

Ed Defensor is also one of the outstanding sculptors of the country and is the sculptor of two iconic monuments in Iloilo: the Donato M. Pison Monument in Baranggay San Rafael, Iloilo City, and the "Lin-ay Sang Iloilo", an 18-foot monument in bronze that presently stands at the dome of the New Iloilo City Hall, Iloilo City's equivalent of the "Lady of Freedom" at the Capitol of Washington D.C.

Thus, your purchase of any of his works carries with it the assurance of a distinguished professional record, integrity, quality and utmost devotion to the arts. In fact Ed just retired from the teaching profession so he could devote himself full time to the visual arts.

Like a painting, this site is a developing artwork, so please do find time to return as the artist will input different kinds of artworks into this storefront now and then.

Thank you so much for your visit and the artist hopes to see you again in the near future.

You may also visit his personal website: www.eddefensor.com

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