SOFRONIO Y. MENDOZA
- signs his canvases plainly as SYM. He was born in Cebu City,
March 11. 1934. He attended the colleges of Fine Arts of the University
of Santo Tomas and the University of the East.
He had won several awards and citations in the field of painting
1961 - second place: Castro Scholarship Award, U.P.
1955 - First prize: Portraiture, University of the East
1965 - Third prize: U.E. Fine Arts Students Competition
1967 - First prize Shell National Art Competition (On the Spot
One of the most significant awards Sym received was The
Golden Heart Award which was recognized by the Philippine
Day Confederation & the Philippine Centennial Movement in