Tag Archives: Guillermo Tolentino (Phil. National Artist)

Finding Philippine Art in Washington, DC: Update and Bibliography

A little over three years ago, we published an article in Asian Journal called “Finding Philippine Art in Washington, DC”. The article was about important Filipino artists who spent some time in the metro Washington, DC area and Philippine works of art that are among Washington’s collections or currently on display at an art gallery […]

Guillermo Tolentino at the White House

You probably know the story of Mr. Tolentino, Philippine National Artist for Sculpture, meeting US President Woodrow Wilson in 1919. Mr. Tolentino was a waiter in DC, one of his customers arranged for him to meet President Wilson, he presented the President with a small mother-and-child statue (“Pax”) that he sculpted, Mr. Wilson loved it, […]

When Guillermo met Woodrow

A small mother-and-child statue (“Pax”) sculpted by National Artist Guillermo Tolentino – the artist’s gift to President Woodrow Wilson in 1919 – can be found here at the Woodrow Wilson House. Mr. Tolentino once worked as a waiter at a restaurant near Rock Creek Park and a regular customer – one of Mrs. Wilson’s staff […]