Manuel Baldemor is a multi-talented Filipino. He is a painter, sculptor, printmaker, writer and book illustrator. He hails from the artistic town of Paete, Laguna province known for its woodcarvers.
No other Filipino painter captures the warmth of Christmas in the Philippines better than Manuel D. Baldemor. He has contributed more than 24 designs for reproduction on UNICE’s greeting cards and are distributed worldwide. For 18 straight years, UNICEF has continuously chosen Baldemor’s work, a remarkable feat considering the many submissions from all over the world competing for the honor.
Baldemor no longer freezes his character in mere portraits. He imbues life and action into his art and lets viewers become on with the character in his “Philippine People Power”, a 2009 epic Mosaic mural installed on 3 x 5 meter wall inside Basilica os St Therese of the child Jesus in Lisieux France.