Sansó Retrospective Print Exhibition
Fundacion Sansó, July 1 - October 30, 2015

Museo Sansó is pleased to offer to the public a retrospective of Juvenal Sansó's fine art prints. Featured in the show are more than around seventy pieces his rare and important prints from the 1950s and the 1980s, along with a number of his original copper plates and experimental works. Also in the show is the print "Moonglow" which won for Sansó the Print of the Year Award from the Cleveland Print Society in 1963 and is part of several works that the Cleveland Art Museum has of Sansó in its collection.

Working with master printmaker Pandy Aviado, the museum is also launching a special inaugural edition of an extremely limited series of re-struck prints, including The Flower Market, which Sansó considers as his best work in the Black Series. This and other important art prints will be made available in a once-in-a-lifetime event as a fundraiser for the museum's activities.

Juvenal Sansó is reputed to be the first ever Philippine artist to have a solo exhibition comprising purely of fine art prints. In his 1957 first one-man show at the Philippine Art Gallery, the young Sansó, who trained under Edward Goerg, a leading light in French Expressionism, at the École Nationale des Beaux Artes in Paris, presented a selection of copper plate etchings that set him apart from his contemporaries. The expressionist prints were both whimsical and grotesque, and pointed to the growth of new art in post-war France, along with his personal experiences living as an artist in Paris, a nexus of creativity and one of the capitals of modern art at the time. This exhibit, along with another exhibit held on the same year, heralded Sansó's "black period" which is characterized by dark colors and a melancholic mood, etched his name in Philippine art history.

As a fine art, reknowned artists from over five centuries like Albrecht Durer, Rembrandt van Rijn, Toulouse-Lautrec, Pablo Picasso, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol, and many others, pushed printmaking to its limits and enabled even greater public acceptance. In the Philippines, Manuel Rodriguez Sr., Pandy Aviado, Ofelia Gelvezon-Tequi, and national artists Arturo Luz, Cesar Legaspi, Jose Joya Jr., and Benedicto Cabrera are among the main proponents of the art of the print.

The exhibition Etched in History: Sansó and the Art of the Print opens on July 1, 2015 to the public with public programs in cooperation with the Printmakers Association of the Philippines and Mr. Pandy Aviado. For inquiries please call 952 1568, text 0998 572 3360 or email

Fundacion Sansó is a not-for-profit institution with a mandate to preserve and promote the artistic legacy of Juvenal Sansó, a Philippine-based artist with a stellar international career in the visual arts spanning almost 70 years, to date, and who has been meritoriously awarded the King's Cross of Isabela (Spain), the Order of Chevalier (France) and the Presidential Medal of Merit (Philippines). Fundacion Sansó manages and makes available to the public a collection of representative works by the artist, his personal archive, and his library of books and other publication formats collected by the him personally, and those written about him in Museo Sansó. It is open to the public Mondays to Saturdays, 10am to 5pm.

Sanso: Black and White
November 20, 2014
2nd Level The Atrium, Podium
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Sanso Abstract
February 18, 2014
2nd Level The Atrium, Podium
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Rare and Essential
September 12, 2013
Shangri-la Makati
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Fundamental Sanso
March 9, 2012
Greenbelt 5 Gallery, 2F
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Paintings of a New Day
November 27, 2012
Galerie Joaquin
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Sansó Breton
July 27, 2012
Galerie Joaquin
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Sansó Voyages
June 5, 2012
Alliance Francaise de Manille


Sansó Classic
February 23, 2012
Galerie Stephanie
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Sansó Moderno
July 17, 2011
GJ Asian Art (Singapore)
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Sansó Authentication
October 8, 2011
Galerie Joaquin Main


Sansó Moderno
March 29, 2011
Galerie Joaquin
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Juvenal Sansó Remembers
Heady Days in Paris

March 29, 2011
Article from Contemporary Art Philippines, Issue 12
Text by Jessie Ruth Granadillos

Juvenal Sansó Remembers Head Days in Paris

Sansó Extraordinaire
September 4 - 18, 2010
Galerie Stephanie, Unit 1B, Park Plaza Bldg.
183 E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave., Libis, Quezon City

Sansó Extraordinaire

The Essential Juvenal Sansó
An Article by Jun Cristobal - Art Explainer

The Essential Juvenal Sansó

Sansó: Pioneer of Expressionism
December 4 - 16, 2009
Art Center, 4th Level, Megamall Building A
Mandaluyong City

Sansó: Pioneer of Expressionism

Premier Sansó: A Show of Shows
November 4 - 24, 2009
The Sapphire Ballroom, Mandarin Oriental Suites
Level 4, Gateway Mall, Araneta Center, Quezon City

Premier Sansó: A Show of Shows

Sansó Awarded the Cross of Isabela
by King Juan Carlos I of Spain

Internationally renowned artist and Presidential Medal of Merit Awardee Juvenal Sans� receives the distinguished Cross of Isabela from the Spanish King, HRH Juan Carlos I.

Cross of Isabela Award

Sans��s Tides of Fortune: A Tribute
to Heritage and Friendship

Presidential Medal of Merit Awardee Juvenal Sans�
unveils his mural entitled The Tides of Fortune at the
SMX Convention Center.

Sansó's mural "Tides of Fortune" @ SMX  

Art and the Country: An Afternoon
with Sans� at Montecito

Residents and guests of Montecito, an exclusive residential community in Canlubang, Laguna, enjoy an afternoon of coffee, tea and art talk with master artist Sans�.

Sanso at Montecito  

The Sans� Lineage:
A History of Service and Honor

The Sans� family were Knights of the San Juan Order in
thegran priorato (priory) of Catalonia, Spain in the 1500s.

The Sanso Lineage  

Special exhibit for Sansó
5 - 18 May 2007
Galerie Raphael, Fort Bonifacio Global City
Read Sans�'s Thoughts on Summer


Bravo, Sansó!
Show pays tribute to Sansó
29 Nov 2006 to 13 Dec 2006
Galerie Joaquin - Main, San Juan City

Bravo, Sansó!

Black Bouquet
Juvenal Sansó Prints 1955-1968
15 Nov 2006 to 11 Mar 2007
Ayala Museum, Greenbelt Park, Makati City

Read ETCHING CHANCE by Juvenal Sansó

Black Bouquet
See other Sansó works at Galerie Joaquin