The children and grandchildren of the late artist and writer Emilio Aguilar Cruz (known as
“Abe” and “EAC”), one of The Manila Times Group’s most respected writers and editors, will donate all of his paintings in their possession to the National Museum at 6 p.m. today.
The occasion will also mark the inauguration of the National Museum’s EAC Hall, which will house Abe’s paintings, those of the Dimasalang Group of painters that he discovered.
Emilio Aguilar Cruz was the Editor in Chief of the Daily Mirror, The Manila Times’ afternoon paper.
He concurrently served as The Manila Times’ chief editorial writer in the post-World War II and pre-Martial Law eras.
He was also the Philippine Ambassador to the UNESCO in Paris.
Abe was loved by fellow writers, journalists and artists who enjoyed his being a “universal man” of literature, culture and the arts (including music) and being a von vivant who knew good cuisine and wines.