83 1944 Pandy Aviado is born on April 29 in Sta. Cruz, Manila, during the World War II Japanese occupation. 1950-1961 Receives primary and secondary education at Ateneo de Manila. 1956 Graduates from Grade 7 and enters Ateneo High School. 1962-1963 At the Ateneo de Manila University, Aviado shifts course from Chemistry to Humanities. He joins the Ateneo Arts Club, headed by Fernando Zialcita and Luis Acosta. Aviado meets Manuel Rodriguez, Sr. during a student tour. He requests for printmaking lessons with the artist acknowledged as the Father of Philippine Printmaking at the Contemporary Graphic Art Workshop at twenty pesos per session. Victorio Edades, Professor at the University of Santo Tomas College of Fine Arts writes a recommendation letter for Aviado, who wants to study at UST, where Manuel Rodriguez, Sr. teaches. However, his application was not accepted. Aviado enrolls at the School of Fine Arts of the Philippine Women’s University, where he is only one of two male students. 1964 Fourteen of Manuel Rodriguez’s printmaking apprentices—all women—exhibit at the Philamlife building. Joining them are Josefina Escudero and Pandy Aviado. Joins the Shell National Student Art Competition for the first time and wins first prize and honorable mention in the graphic arts category. Also joins the group exhibition organized by Manuel Rodriguez at Chatham Gallery, Hong Kong. 1965 Aviado wins second prize in the graphic arts category of the Shell National Student Art Competition; and third prize in the modern painting category of the Student Religious Art Contest. Virgillio Pandy Aviado Timeline