Anthony Fermin and his ‘women’


Visayan artist Anthony Fermin is currently in Manila for his 26th solo exhibit entitled Woman at Work. It will run until July 22 at the Artist Space at the Ayala Museum in Makati. His latest collection is a tribute to Filipino womenfolk and the various roles they play.

Known as a painter of traditional Filipino way of life, the multi-awarded artist from Cebu has indeed gone a long way, considering the fact that he never had any formal study in fine arts.

“It was purely self-study for me,” he said. He studied to be a pilot to please his father, but confessed, “I wasn’t happy; it’s painting that was my sole passion.”


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