88 international print masters like Picasso, Rouault, Matisse, and Chagall, as well as woodblock prints by J apanese artists like Munakata and Saito. 1962 Manuel Rodriguez and Rodolfo Paras-Perez return to the Philippines, and usher in the graphic-art movement in the country. The Manila Times , Manila Daily Bulletin , Sunday Times Magazine , and Chronicle Magazine, among other major publications feature articles on printmaking in the Philippines. Manuel Rodriguez Sr. reorganizes his Contemporary Art Gallery into the Contemporary Graphic Arts Workshop soon after his return. 1963 The US Embassy brings a travelling exhibition of 40 works by leading American printmakers to Manila and Cebu. Rodriguez begins holding summer art classes for beginners, advanced students, and special students, at the Contemporary Graphic Arts Workshop (CGAW) in Malate. An exhibition of Filipino graphic arts in Bangkok, features the works of Manuel Rodriguez, Sr., Manuel Rodriguez, Jr., Arturo Luz, Rodolfo Perez, and Hilario Francia. 1966 The University of Santo Tomas hosts a ten- year retrospective exhibition of graphic art. The Manila Bulletin reports the Philippines is at the “Dawn of a Golden Era of Art.” The report features President Ferdinand Marcos’s Independence Day speech, where he encourages Philippine graphic artists to “play a more active role in the nation’s cultural life.” Ateneo de Manila University and the University of the East both acquire etching presses, to address the needs of a growing number of printmakers in the Philippines. 1967 The first Inter-Asian Graphic Art Festival in Manila is co-hosted by the Art Association of the Philippines and the Aristocrat Awards. Graphic artists from Asia, with several from Japan, participate in the festival. Printmakers like Manuel Rodriguez, Jr., Marcelino Rodriguez, Lucio Martinez, and Efren Zaragosa exhibit their works at Manuel Rodriguez, Sr.’s Contemporary Graphic Arts Workshop in Malate. Manuel Rodriguez, Jr. makes his mark in