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Elito V. "Amangpintor" Circa (b. 28 January 1970) is a Filipino folk painter.

Circa was born in Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija in the Philippines and began painting at the age of ten. His hometown was permanently flooded in his early childhood to give way to the construction of a dam. His family was relocated to higher ground, where he could see the belfry of the town's 18th-century church resurface when the reservoir water level fell each summer. These events influenced his later work.

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Artist Elito V. Circa
Year 1990
Type oil on canvas
Dimensions 460 cm × 880 cm (36 in × 42 in)
Location Circa family collection

Though lacking in formal art training, Circa continued to paint as a student. His subjects, mostly depicting legends and memories of his old hometown and province, include his signature series on Minggan, a mythical giant who tried to stop the river in Pantabangan from flowing, and another series on the evacuation of the townspeople during the construction of the dam. His work has been exhibited locally and throughout the province in schools, universities and malls.

Circa has received local recognition both at the provincial and regional levels. As tourism adviser of his hometown, he has spearheaded the collection of artifacts from the old town. He has also promoted the town’s history together with its agricultural products and conducted workshops on integrating arts into the development of rural communities.

He uses his own hair to make his paintbrushes, and signs his name with his own blood on the right side of his paintings.

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