CABRERA, Benedicto



"Mother and Child" 4.75" x 3.5" Print 2003 SOLD



"Nude" 16" x 23" Mixed Media on Paper 1998 SOLD



"Picasso Nude" 13" x 5" x 12" Solid Copper 2013 SOLD



"Rebel" 25" x 19" Oil Pastel on Handmade Board 1988 SOLD



"Back to Back" 19.5" x 25.5" Mixed Media 2011 SOLD



"Tamara" 25.5" x 19.75" Mixed Media 2011 SOLD



"Sabel" 12" x 11" Mixed Media 1989 SOLD


Benedicto Reyes Cabrera
(born April 10, 1942),
better known as "BenCab", is a Filipino painter and was awarded National Artist of the
Philippines for Visual Arts (Painting) in 2006.
He has been noted as "arguably the best-selling painter of his generation of Filipino artists."

BenCab was born to Democrito Cabrera and Isabel Reyes in Malabon, Philippines on April 10, 1942. He was the youngest of nine children. BenCab's first exposure and discovery of the arts happened through his elder Brother Salvador, who was already an established artist during Bencab's childhood.

He went on to study at the University of the
Philippines College of Fine Arts, where he
explored different art visual forms - photography, draftsmanship, printmaking - while honing his chosen craft as a painter. He received his bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts in 1963.

When the 1990 Luzon earthquake struck, BenCab and the BAG helped out by instituting programs such as the ArtAid workshop for traumatized children, and a fund-raising art auction they titled "Artquake." Bencab was elected president of the guild the following year.

Later in the 1990s, BenCab's input was a critical element in the creation of Tam-awan Village, "a refuge for local artists who desire a nurturing environment in which to develop their talents, and a community for all those who wish to take part in the harmonious fusion of art, culture, environment, and history."

BenCab also exhibited considerably during the last decade of the Millennium, also reaping many accolades. Among the most prominent of the many awards received by BenCab during this period was the Gawad CCP Para sa Sining (Cultural Center of the Philippines Award for the Arts) in 1992.

Published Collections of Works

Four books covering BenCab's works have been released:

• Ben Cabrera: Etchings (1970–1980)
by Cid Reyes;
• Bencab’s Rock Sessions by Eric Caruncho;
• BENCAB by Alfred Yuson and Cid Reyes; and
• BenCab: Nude Drawings by Alfred Yuson.

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