Navarro, Jerry Elizarde

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Born: 1924 San Jose, Antique, Philippines

1947 Studied as a Ramon Roces Publications Scholar, School of Fine Arts, University of the Philippines, Manila
Moved to the University of Santo Tomas taking a course in painting. Became Art Editor of the University’s school organ The Varsitarian

1951 Received Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, Major in Painting, University of Santo Tomas, Manila
Originated “incision painting” and created construction pieces of mixed media, including metal, wood and found objects

1957 Visited Japan as guest of Japanese chapter of the Youth Association of Asia, observed traditional Japanese art
Served as member of the design group the Philippines participated in the New York
World’s Fair; installed large iron mural at the Philippine site.
Recipient of a Creative Exchange Program from Compton Advertising , New York
Worked as an Art Director and Vice President for Creative and Print Production services

1967 Represented the Philippines in Sculpture category, Sao Paolo Biennale, Brazil
1969 Taught advanced advertising design , National Art School, Randwick, Sydney, Australia
1970 Represented the Philippines in the sculpture category, Sao Paolo Biennale, Brazil
Represented the Philippines at the Biennale de Arts Graphiques, Brno, Czechoslovakia
Represented the Philippines in the sculpture category of sculpture at the 9th and 11th Art Biennales in Sao Paolo, Brazil
Represented the Certificate of Merit Award by the Art Directors Club of New York, U. S. A.

1973 Appointed Director for Graphics, Design Center Philippines
1974 Represented the Philippines, Biennale de Arts Graphiques, Brno, Czechoslovakia
1975 Served as Graphics Designer for the Philippine participation, Ocean Expo, Okinawa, Japan
Designed the Philippine booth, 12th Tokyo International Trade Fair, Japan Designed the Philippine booth, 1st ASEAN Trade Fair, Manila, Philippines

1978 Represented the Philippines, Biennale de Arts Graphiques, Brno, Czechoslovakia
Designed the Philippine Trade Exhibition, Hamburg Centrum, Hamburg, Germany
Acted as designer for the Philippine participation in TELECOM 79, Geneva, Switzerland

1980 Became first Filipino artist to be represented at the Yayasan Dharma Seni Museum Neka, Bali, Indonesia
Participated in “Ugat Suri”, Intergallery Exhibition, (sculpture category),ASEAN Institute of Art, Manila, Philippines
Served as delegate, 2nd All-Asian Consultation on Christian Art, Mt.Makiling, Laguna
First Filipino artist to be represented at the Yayasan Dharma Seni Museum Neka, Bali Indonesia

National Artist Award – October 14 at the Leonardo Locsin Hall of the NCCA, Intramuros

Selected Individual Exhibitions:
First one-man exhibition, Philippine Art Gallery

1958 Mitsukoshi Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1989 “Bali on My Mind”, Ayala Museum, Makati City
1993 “A Return to Abstraction”, Ayala Museum, Luz Gallery, Galleria Duemila
1995-1996 "J. Elizalde Navarro: 45 Years of the Artist's Work", Metropolitan Museum of Manila
“DANSE” GSIS Theater, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City

“Selected Paintings and Sculptures”, Galeria Veintiuno, XXI

2000 “Jerry Elizalde-Navarro National Artist”, Galleria Duemila, SM Megamall
2003 “J. Elizalde-Navarro”, Art Center & Big & Small Art Co., Artwalk SM Megamall

Group Exhibitions:
2000 “Guhit Ulit”, Museum of Arts & Sciences, UST, Manila
“Four-man show: Cruz, Navarro, Olazo, Wilwayco” Gallery III, Ayala Museum, Makati City

“Selection of Drawings”, The Drawing Room, Makati City
“Breaking Boundaries”, The First Philippine Stock Exchange Art Exhibit PSE Plaza, Lobby, Makati and PSE Center Auditorium, Pasig City

“Modern Art” Galleria Duemila, The Art Center, SM Megamall
1995 “Nudes”, Two Man Exhibit, Navarro- Nuyda, Galleria Duemila
“Ako”, self portraits of selected artists both living and dead, Metropolitan Museum of Manila

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