List of National Artists

Since Fernando Amorsolo in 1972, only 73 individuals have been bestowed the same honor. Officially, it is known as Order of National Artists of the Philippines (Orden ng mga Pambansang Alagad ng Sining ng Pilipinas) and is the highest recognition and rank given to Filipino artists who have made significant contributions in fields such as literature, theater, dance, architecture, design, music, visual arts, film and allied arts. These individuals must have also recieved national and international recognition and praise.

The UAP COF is proud to have the following members attain this highly prestigous title:

1. Juan Felipe de Jesus Nakpil

2. Pablo Sebero Antonio Sr.

3. Leandro Valencia Locsin

4. Ildefonso P. Santos Jr.

5. Francisco Mañosa

6. José María Zaragoza