Fernando Amorsolo y Cueto [1892-1972], Filipino painter, was an important influence on contemporary Filipino art and artists, even beyond the so-called "Amorsolo school".
Amorsolo's influence can be seen in many landscape paintings by Filipino artists, including early landscape paintings by abstract painter Federico Aguilar Alcuaz. The volume of paintings, sketches and studies of Amorsolo is believed to have reached more than 10,000 pieces.
In 2003, Amorsolo's children founded the Fernando C. Amorsolo Art Foundation, which is dedicated to preserving Fernando Amorsolo's legacy, promoting his style and vision, and preserving a national heritage through the conservation and promotion of his works.At a 2001 auction in Wellesley, Massachusetts, two original 1950s paintings by Amorsolo, The Cockfight and Resting Under the Trees, were bought by a New Jersey collector for $36,000 and $31,500, respectively. During a 2002 episode of Antiques Roadshow, a Sotheby's antiques appraiser estimated that an attendee's signed 1945 rural landscape painting by Amorsolo could fetch between $30,000 and $50,000 at auction. At a 1996 Christie's auction, Amorsolo's The Marketplace went for $174,000. In April 2002, Portrait of Fernanda De Jesus was bought for US$ 377,947.On November 30, 2009, the Family Gathering Fruit sold for USD 77,257 at Christie's. In December 2009, Fruit Gatherer was auctioned off in Maryland, in record-breaking manner, topping 19th and 20th century European and American paintings. In May 2010, the highest priced Amorsolo painting was auctioned off at Christie's for about US$ 440,000.