Solomon Saprid

Date Of Birth: March 13, 1917

Place of Birth: Imus, Cavite

Date & Place of Death: September 25, 2003, Quezon City

Citizenship: Filipino

War Veteran Captain (Recog. Grla// Unit: 1st Bn Reyes Regt Castaneda)



Educational Attainment:

Scholarship, Master's Degree in Education

Major in Mass Communication, Ohio State University, USA 1954

  • Head, Teaching Aids Dept. University of the East, 1961-1970
  • Vice-President, Society of Philippine Sculptors, 1971-1976
  • President, Art Association of the Philippines, 1974-1976
  • Board Member, Art Association of the Philippines, 1978-1980
  • Liason Officer, Christian Art Society of the Philippines, 1981
  • Chartered Member, AAP



  • 1961- First Prize, International Christmas Card Contest sponsored by the World Literacy and Christian Literature, National Council of Churches
  • 1967- Second Prize, Sculpture Division, First PAL Art Contest
  • 1968- Special Awards, Society of Philippine Sculptors
  • 1970- Araw ng Maynila Cultural AWard
  • 1977- First Prize, Sculpture Division, AAP 30th Annual Alliance Aid to UK
  • 1977- Carabao Award for Distinguished Alumnus of Imus, Cavite
  • 1997-Outstanding Senior Citizen Achiever of the Philippines (OSCAP)



  • Seven by Seven, Solidaridad Galleries, 1968
  • 2nd Indian Triennale, 1971
  • Society of Philippine Sculptors, 1971
  • Cultural Center of the Philippines, 1973
  • Australian Biennale, 1973
  • Triangulo, Hyatt Gallery (with E. Castrillo & N. Abueva), 1971
  • Two-Man Show with Florencio B. Conceptcion, Gallery One, 1979
  • Three-Man Show with V. Ty-Navarro & Edgar Doctor, Hilton Galler, 1981


  • Solidaridad Galleries, April 1969
  • Solidaridad Galleries, July 1972
  • ABC Galleries, April 1977
  • Rear Room Gallery, March 1979
  • ABC Galleries, October 1981
  • Shangri-La Holte, Makati, 1994
  • Megal Mall Art Center, Society of Philippine Sculpture
  • Artistree Fine Art Gallery, Shangri-La Hotel, September 1999


  • Bronze statue of Father Gomez, Burgos & Zamora or GOMBURZA, located ​​​across the National Museum, Manila (22ft) , was recently declared last February 17, 2021 as the 7th National Monument of the Philippines by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) 
  • 1983- Asean Birds, Bangkok, Thailand (25' long x 15' wide x 9' high). 
  • Mural, Philippine Asia Trading Building (17ft)
  • Mural, Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation Bldg. (50ft)
  • Mural, Far East Bank and Trust Company (50ft)
  • Mural, New Central Bank Building (82ft)
  • Copper Statue for the Australian Biennale in Sydney, in the collection of Westinghouse (Philadelphia)
  • Mural, Board Room, Philippine Central, New York (7ft)
  • Mural and Statue, Philippine Center, New York
  • Bull-Cancer fountain,Triumph International, Germany
  • Triangulo, Abbott Lighter, Hongkong
  • Taming of the Tikbalang, Greenbelt 5, beside Ayala Museum Makati
  • Statue of Christ/ "The Sad Christ", Dr. Naomi Osborne collection (former Dir. of the United Nations Information office) 
  • Mural, Philippine International Convention Center (30ft) **2021 update: turned over to the Central Bank of the Phils (BSP)**
  • Mural, Bank of America (30ft)
  • Rain Tree, Virra Mall building (30ft) 
  • Eros, Abbott Lighter, Hongkong
  • Mother and Child (Mag Ina), Interbank (9ft)
  • Three Graces, Ricardo Silverio (10ft)
  • Rain Goddess, Fred Ramos (10ft)
  • Aquarians (9ft)
  • Resurrection, San Antonio Abad, Bacolod City (12ft)



The Master at Work

" I am not inspired by anything in particular. I just enjoy life. I see so many things around me. I find a lot of things interesting. I have an open mind and keep my eyes open. Even if I should be given another lifetime, I would still not run out of ideas. I'm only sorry that I will run out of time before I run out of ideas."  Solomon Saprid

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