Pandy Aviado is born on April 29 in Sta. Cruz,
Manila, during the World War II Japanese
Receives primary and secondary education at
Ateneo de Manila.
Graduates from Grade 7 and enters Ateneo
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.
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
Also joins the group exhibition organized by
Manuel Rodriguez at Chatham Gallery, Hong
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
Virgillio Pandy Aviado Timeline