Eduardo Castrillo

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Eduardo Castrillo
Born Eduardo De Los Santos Castrillo
(1942-10-31)October 31, 1942
Santa Ana, Manila, Philippine Commonwealth
Died May 18, 2016(2016-05-18) (aged 73)
Muntinlupa, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Known for Sculptor and artist
Movement Eduardo Castrillo pioneered his own constructivism method of sculpture. He was a staunch nationalist.

Eduardo Castrillo (October 31, 1942 – May 18, 2016) was a Filipino sculptor. He was born in Santa Ana, Manila, the youngest of five children of Santiago Silva Castrillo, a jeweler, and Magdalena De Los Santos, a leading actress in Zarzuelas and Holy Week pageants in Makati, Philippines. Castrillo was a Republic Cultural Heritage awardee. He was among the youngest TOYM Awardees, having received the prestigious award at the age of 29. In the 1970, he was generally considered the most avant garde sculptor and was labelled by a publication as "the Phenomenon of Philippine Art". He was also a jewelry artist and designer.

He died on May 18, 2016, at the Asian Hospital in Muntinlupa due to cancer.[1]


  • Honorable Mention, 18th AAP Annual Sculpture Division, 1967
  • Major Award (1 of 4) for Death Touch of Joy, 1st National Sculpture Exhibition, 1968
  • 13th Artist Award of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, 1970
  • Republic Cultural Heritage Award, 1971
  • Araw ng Maynila Centennial Award, 1971
  • Ten Outstanding Young Men Award, 1971
  • Outstanding Makati Resident Award, 1971
  • Outstanding Sta. Ana Resident Award, 1974
  • Outstanding Son of Binan Award, Maduro Club, 1980
  • Outstanding Son of Laguna Award, Laguna Lion's Club, 1981
  • Adopted Son of Cebu, Charter Day of Cebu, 1996
  • Green and Gold Artist Award, Far Eastern University, 1998
  • Most Outstanding Citizen Award of Quezon City, Quezon City Foundation Day 2003
  • helping citizen Award of Imus city,Imus Recognition Day 2005


  • One-Man Show, Northern Motors Showroom, Makati, 1966
  • One-Man Show, Hilton Art Center, Manila, 1969
  • One-Man Show, Luz Gallery, Makati, 1969
  • One-Man Show, Solidaridad, 1971
  • One-Man Show, Gelerie Bleue, 1971
  • One-Man Show, Agra Gallery, Washington DC USA, 1973
  • One-Man Show, Plaza Hotel, New York USA, 1973
  • One-Man Show, Via de Parigi, Palm Beach USA, 1973
  • One-Man Show, Gallery 99, Rome Italy, 1973
  • One-Man Show, Impressions Gallery, 1974
  • One-Man Show, Sanctuary Gallery, 1974

Major works[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-05-19. Retrieved 2016-05-18. 
  • Endaya, Imelda Cajipe (artist and independent curator) and Cecilia B. Rebong (Philippine Consul-General). "Pamana: Modernong Sining" (A Heritage of Modern Art), An Art Exhibit from the Collection of the Philippine Center in New York, Printed Catalogue, The Consulate General of the Philippines, Philippine Center Management Board, and, June 11, 2007

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