Wilfredo Alicdan
Wilfredo Beltran Alicdan [1]

(1965-02-22) February 22, 1965 (age 57)[2][3]
Alma materPhilippine Women's University[5]
Years active1990–present
Known forPainting
Notable work
UNICEF greeting cards[3][6]

Wilfredo Beltran Alicdan[1] (born February 22, 1965 in Dasmariñas, Cavite)[2][3] is a Filipino figurative artist.[7][8] His works are distinguished by their quaint and geometric folk representations, populated by rounded stylized figures usually engaged in traditional and rural activities.[3]

His early works are simplistic, with flat colors and sparse details,[9] funny,[10] and often depicting family life which he draws from his childhood memories as the older brother of seven younger siblings.[11][12]


Alicdan graduated elementary school in 1978 from Francisco E. Barzaga Memorial School in Dasmariñas. He graduated high school from Immaculate Conception Academy in 1982 with a gold medal for "Artist of the Year" award. He studied fine arts in the Philippine Women's University from 1983 to 1986.[5]


Alicdan is a member of the Anting-Anting, a group of artists from Cavite.[13]

In 1989, Alicdan participated in the Metrobank Painting Competition and was an honorable mention.[14] In 1996, he participated in the Art Association of the Philippines (AAP) Annual Art Competition.[15] In 2003, he represented the Philippines in RENGA (Linked-Image) Project.[16]

Some of Alicdan's works are displayed in various places in his hometown of Dasmariñas, including the DASCA Building.[17]

Solo exhibitions

Alicdan has had multiple solo exhibitions in the Philippines and Singapore.

Group exhibitions

Alicdan also has had multiple group exhibitions with his group, Anting-Anting, and also with various other artists in different cities around the world.


Alicdan supports UNICEF which reproduces his art works as greeting cards for the benefit of children around the world.[20][37][38]

In 2017, he participated in Art and Advocacy, an art auction for B-Aware, a Hepatitis B awareness campaign by the Hepatology Society of the Philippines.[39][40]


Alicdan was a finalist at the 1992 Philippine Art Awards in Makati.[citation needed] In 2007, he was awarded the 5th General Emilio Aguinaldo Outstanding Achievement Award for Visual Arts in Tagaytay.[16][41]

Personal life

Alicdan is the oldest of eight children.[12][42] He is married.[20] He speaks English and Filipino.


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  39. ^ Jambora, Anne (January 17, 2017). "Forget the stigma–Hepa B is deadly but preventable". The Philippine Daily Inquirer. The Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved March 31, 2017.
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