Stamps featuring the Great Achievers in Philippine Art (Nude)

The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a set of stamps and souvenir sheet for the 2000 National Stamp Collecting Month (November) featuring some of the great achievers in Philippine Art (Nude).

Kind of Issue: Special
Denomination & Quantity: P5.00 – – – – – 50,000
11.00 – – – – – 50,000
13.00 – – – – – 50,000
15.00 – – – – – 50,000
Souvenir Sheet: P15.00 – – – – – 10,000
Date of Issue: November 30, 2000
Sheet Composition: 50 on (5 x 10)
Size of Stamp: 40mm x 30mm
Perforation: 14
Printing Process: Litho-Offset (4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.
Layout Artist: Alfonso V. Divina
Design Coordinator: Ramon G. Orlina
Graphic Artist: Edgar P. Patricio
Design: All slides and photos are provided by the National Museum Cultural Center of the Philippines and the Ayala Museum.

Juan Novicio Luna was the Philippines' greatest painter during the 19th century. Born on October 24, 1857 in the town of Badoc, lIocos Norte, Luna studied under at the Ateneo de Manila and at the Escuela Nautica where he earned a mariner's license before becoming a painter. At the encouragement of Lorenzo Guerrero he studied painting at the Academia Real de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid, Spain. With his professor Alejo Vera, Luna went to Italy where he did many of his paintings among them was the famous Spoliarium which won for him a gold medal at the 1883 Madrid Art Exposition. Luna specialized in portraits among which was that of his wife Paz Pardo de Tavera which is featured in this series. Luna was arrested by the Spanish authorities in 1896 for suspicion of his role in the Philippine Revolution. After the overthrow of Spanish rule in the Philippines, he was appointed as a diplomatic agent to work for the recognition of independence in the Philippines. Luna died in Hong Kong on December 7, 1899 while he was on his way to the Philippines. Read more.


Stamps, Souvenir Sheet and Official First Day Covers will be available starting 30 November 2000 at the Philat Bonifacio 1000 Manila and all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.


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