The second wave of Freeway's National Artist Collection's Series has already been launched! The first of the series featured the beautiful words of a literary genius, Nick Joaquin and now for visual arts, Freeway is proud to feature the powerful paintings of Ang Kiukok in their clothing line.

Ang Kiukok was originally named Hua Shing by his Chinese parents. He always had a fondness for drawing since childhood so in 1952, he decided to study fine arts in Manila. On December 10, 1954 he finally put up an art exhibit at the Contemporary Arts Gallery showcasing his 29 watercolor painting and two done in oil.

Considered as a visual genius, he won several awards including the 5th Shell Students Art Competition in 1955, a special award for his work Blind Musicians, an honorary mention for Still Life, and in year 2001 he was then hailed to become a National Artist by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

Some of his favorite subjects (Scream, Dog, Harvest, and the ever popular Clowns) are printed in Freeway's limited edition collection consisting of graphic tees, outerwear, woven tops, dresses, Men’s graphic tees and accessories such as: bags, fashion jewelry, and a watch.

Here's the full collection with details and prices. Click the photos to enlarge.














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