Elito Villaflor Circa , better known as Amangpintor, is a famous Filipino painter and internationally recognized folk artist, acclaimed for his indigenous human hair and blood medium for paintings with mythologism and mythicalism subject matters. He is noted as the First Hair and Blood Painter of his generation and known for his signature subject of Legend of Minggan. A father of Contemporary Indigenous Philippine Art and also popularized Hand Painting performances done within five to ten minutes in a canvas of 432 square inches using the three primary colors.
Amangpintor was born to Juan Circa and Josefina Villaflor in the old town of Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija, Philippines on January 28, 1970. He was the youngest of seven children. His education was ensured through a scholarship from World Vision Foundation Inc. under poster parents Cynthia and Leigh Brown from Perth, Australia who supported his studies all the way through secondary school until he graduated at the Central Luzon State University with a degree in Elementary Education.