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Carlos V. Francisco (November 4, 1912 – March 31, 1969), popularly known as Botong, was a muralist from Angono, Rizal.

Francisco was a most distinguished practitioner of mural painting for many decades and best known for his historical pieces. He was one of the first Filipino modernists along with Galo Ocampo
and Victorio C. Edades who broke away from Fernando Amorsolo's romanticism of Philippine scenes.

Botong is also known for discovering the Angono Petroglyphs, which are considered the oldest prehistoric artwork. This paleolithic art consists of 127 human and animal figures that are estimated to date back to 3000 BC. Presidential Decree 260 was issued in 1996 and declared the petroglyphs a national cultural treasure. The National Museum established a museum on its site.

He was posthumously conferred the title National Artist of the Philippines in Visual Arts in 1973. He died on March 31, 1969, leaving a rich legacy and a new generation of followers. On November 4, 1975, the town of Angono, Rizal, held an exhibit titled "Gunita Kay Botong." The event became an annual institution and was widely followed to the point that Angono became the unofficial art capital of the Philippines.

Selected List of Works:

Ayala Museum
500 Years of Philippine History (Study), 1952

National Library
500 Years of Philippine History, 1953

Manila City Hall
Filipino Struggles Through History, 1964

ABS CBN/ Lopez Museum
Pageant of Commerce, 1956
Harana sa Batalan, undated and unfinished
Portrait of a Lady, undated

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
Harana, 1957
Sinigang, 1959
Valley, 1948

St. Paul College, Manila
Evolution of Philippine Culture, 1957

Bayanihan, 1962

Stations of the Cross, 1956
Fluvial Parade, 1961

Pastoral, 1938
Harana, undated
Angelus, undated
Orasyon, undated
Ifugao Mother, 1949
Under the Mango Tree, 1938
Woman and the Boy Walking Against the Wind, 1938
Study for City Hall Mural, 1959
Give us this day, 1938
Filipina with Salakot, 1930
Mestiza Española #2, undated
Colegiala, undated
Filipina, undated
Untitled (June 12), 1969
Introduction of Christianity to the Philippines

National Museum
Dreamland, undated and unfinished
Lost in the Forest, undated
First Mass in the Philippines, 1965
Introduction of the First Christian Image, 1965

Progress of Medicine, 1953

Yuchengco Museum/RCBC Building
Bayanihan, 1961
Maria and Enrique Yuchengco, 1953
Courtship Ritual, 1937
Planting in the mountain, 1954
Blood Compact (Sandugo), 1964

Malacañan Palace
Muslim Feast, 1947
Pista sa Nayon, 1947
Blood Compact (Sanduguan), 1936

Station of the Cross # 3
Station of the Cross # 5

Fort Santiago
Dr. Pio Valenzuela Visits Rizal in Dapitan as Emissary of Andres Bonifacio, 1960
The Execution of Dr. Jose P. Rizal, 1960

Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company
Bayanihan, 1961

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