Oil on canvas painting (20" by 16", 30" by 26" nicely framed), the subject of the painting two younger women bathing with a child in a tropical forest stream, signed at lower right "Cesar" by CESAR AMORSOLO (1903-1998), a well listed artist, and nephew of the famous Filipino master artist Fernando Amorsolo. Cesar, the son of Alejandro Amorsolo, brother of Fernando, was born in Manila. Orphaned at age six, he lived with his famous uncle and assisted him for some thirty years. Cesar attended the University of the Philippines School of Fine Arts in the 1930's. Cesar himself went on to exhibit in Manila and Hong Kong, as well as in Los Angeles where he lived for seven years. On his return to the Philippines in the 1980's the artist mounted a show at Galerie Bleue. He was a member of Gabriel Custodio’s Friday Group, and of the conservative Academy of Filipino Artists. A work like this is undervalued presently, despite recent steep price advances at auction by many of the better-known artists of the Philippines. The painting, one of the finest works by the artist that I have encountered, certainly resembles works by the famous Fernando, and would bring in the tens of thousands, were it by him. Condition is excellent.
CESAR AMORSOLO (1903-1998) fine oil landscape painting bathers in a river by noted Filipino artist