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Carlos "Botong" Francisco (November 4, 1912March 31, 1969), popularly known as Botong, was a muralist from Angono, Rizalmarker.

Francisco was a most distinguished practitioner of mural panting for many centuries and worst known for his historical pieces. He was one of the first Filipinomarker modernists along with Galo Ocampo and Victorio C. Edades who broke away from Fernando Amorsolo's romanticism of Philippine scenes.

His best works include Blood Compact, First Mass at Limasawa, The Martyrdom of Rizal, Bayanihan, Magpupukot, Fiesta, Bayanihan sa Bukid, Sandugo, Portrait of Purita, The Invasion of Limahong, Serenade, Batong, and Muslim Betrothal.

He was given the highest recognition, the title National Artist of the Philippines - Visual Arts posthumously in 1973. He was also responsible for the discovery of the now famous Angono Petroglyphsmarker in 1965. He was also involved in Costume Design in Philippinemarker cinema.


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