Ambrocio Mijares Morales (1892-1974): Engraver, sculptor, art professor and
supporter of the Katipunan
Morales's Bas-Relief of George Dewey
Morales's Bas-Relief of George Dewey and Jose Rizal
Bust of Manuel L. Quezon
Woman Angel (1946)
Defender of Bataan (1951)
Morales at the Plaza Rizal
Professor Morales with a student
Professor Morales with a student
Morales in the middle with student, Lauro "Larry" Alcala on his left side
Morales with two of his students in his Sculpture class
Morales wearing glasses with his students at the UP SFA
Morales with his students at the UP SFA
The Pasig Art Club Group circa 1958 at the Rizal Boy Scout Council Building
Morales served as the first President of the Pasig Art Club (1957-1958)
Fernando Amorsolo, Guillermo Tolentino, Botong Francisco and other notable figures in art interacted with him and frequented his atelier in Pasig and so Morales started inviting young professional artists in Pasig including fresh graduates from the school where he taught into the circle. During weekends, Morales gathered a motley of artists at the entrance court of the Pasig City Museum across the town plaza. Carrying easels and duffel bags filled with crayons and brushes, they did outdoor and indoor forays in pursuit of subjects and materials impetus for creativity. Their outings stretched out to towns of Laguna and Rizal. These activities echoed the activities of the Pasigueño artists including Cenon Rivera, Nemesio Dimanlig, Eulogio Enriquez, Teofilo Montifar, Jose Tan Angeles and Rod Paras-Perez who co-founded the Pasig Art Club during the 1950s and 1960s. Morales became the catalyst of this group and served as the first president of the club when it was established on July 25, 1957 at the historic Bahay na Tisa down P. Gomez Street.
Morales in Laguna facilitating an outdoor sketching trip
Morales with Victorio Leano in Bongabon, Oriental Mindoro, August 19, 1966
A Get Together with colleagues at the UP SFA
Fernando Amorsolo (FA), Guillermo Tolentino (GT), Ambrocio Morales (X)
Morales with two unidentified colleagues
Morales in the middle with Guillermo Tolentino at the Pasig City Museum
Morales at the UP School of Fine Arts, 1950
Ambrocio Morales's son: Alfred Morales, Sr.
Ambrocio Morales's grandson: Alfred Morales Jr.
Ambrocio Morales was laid to rest at the Pasig City Cemetery
SOURCE: Alfred Morales, Sr and Alfred Morales, Jr.--son and grandson of Ambrocio Morales
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