Benedicto ‘Bencab’ Cabrera

Order of National Artists

Born: 1942


He graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines in 1963. A celebrated painter, photographer, draftsman, and printmaker, his works have been the subject of books, such as Ben Cabrera: Etchings (1970-2980) by Cid Reyes, BenCab’s Rock Sessions by Eric Caruncho BenCab by Alfred Yuson and Cid Reyes, and BenCab: Nude Drawings by Alfred Yuson. His recent exhibits were “Homage to Sabel” at the Luz Gallery in 2002, and “Larawan – Portraits from the Past,” at Plum Blossoms Gallery Singapore in 2001. He received the ASEAN Achievement Award for Visual & Performing Arts in 1997, and the 5th ASEAN Achievement Awards from the ASEAN Business Forum in Jakarta, and the Gawad CCP Para Sa Sining in 1992.v