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Nationality  Filipino
Known for  Painting

Name  Fabian la
Role  Artist
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Full Name  Fabian Cueto de la Rosa
Born  May 5, 1869 (1869-05-05) Paco, Manila, Captaincy General of the Philippines
Notable work  Women Working in a Rice Field (1902)Transplanting Rice (1904)The Death of General Lawton (1904)
Died  December 14, 1937, Quiapo, Manila, Philippines
Artwork  Women Working in a Rice Field, Planting Rice
Similar People  Fernando Amorsolo, Vicente Manansala, Nestor Leynes

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Don Fabián de la Rosa y Cueto (May 5, 1869 – December 14, 1937) was a Filipino painter. He was the first cousin once removed and mentor to the Philippines' national artist in painting, Fernando Amorsolo, and to his brother Pablo. He is regarded as a "master of genre" in Philippine art.


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Fabián de la Rosa was born in Paco, Manila to husband and wife Marcos de la Rosa and Gorgonia Cueto. It is believed that he is the nephew of another painter, Simón Flores y de la Rosa. He married Gorgonia Tolentino.


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He received his first training in painting when he was still ten years old, from an aunt, Mariana de la Rosa. He also received training from Agustin Saez while studying at the Escuela de Bellas Artes y Dibujo (School of Fine Arts and Portraits), although he only stayed at that school for three years. He also received training from Lorenzo Guerrero and Miguel Zaragoza. In 1908, he was given the opportunity by the Germinal Cigar Factory to become a scholar in Europe, where he was able to study at the Académie Julian in Paris, France.

As a professor

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After traveling from Europe, he became one of the first instructors at the School of Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines, where he introduced to his students the decorated form of painting. De la Rosa became the full director of the school from 1927 to 1937.


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Together with his wife, de la Rosa went back to Europe in 1928, where he painted in Paris for four months. He also traveled to Munich, Germany, Geneva, Switzerland, and Rome. Upon reaching Madrid, Spain, he held an exhibit of his works at the Ateneo de Madrid.


It is believed that de la Rosa was able to paint about 1,000 works while he was still alive. De la Rosa's works were divided by Aurelio S. Alvero into three time periods: those that are academic but are not giving importance to atmosphere and ambience; those that have academic form that gives importance to the environment that could be sensed; and those that play with the use of colors.


  • Women Working in a Rice Field, 1902
  • Transplanting Rice, 1904
  • The Death of General Lawton, 1904
  • Un recuerdo de la Villa Borghese (A Remembrance of the Villa Borghese), 1909
  • Planting Rice, 109.2 x 190.6 cm, oil on canvas, 1921, Malacañan Palace Collection
  • Los Baños, watercolor, 56.2 x 66.4 cm, 1922, UP Vargas Museum
  • La pintora (Woman Painter)
  • La bordadora (The Embroiderer)
  • Landscape with Dark Trees, 1927
  • Barcazas en el Rio (Houseboats in a River), oil on canvas, Private Collection, USA
  • Pasay Beach, Manila, 1927
  • Young Filipina, oil on canvas, 34.2 x 27.9 cm, 1928, Paulino Que Collection
  • El kundiman (The Kundiman), 1930
  • Riverview of Sta. Ana, 48.2 x 64.5 cm, oil on canvas, 1938, UP Vargas Museum Collection
  • Marikina Road, ca. 1939
  • View of Santa Ana
  • Marikina Valley, oil on canvas, 39.3 x 50 cm, undated, UP Vargas Museum Collection
  • El Kabayo 48.2 x 64.5 cm, oil on canvas, 1938, UP Vargas Museum Collection
  • Awards

    Even after his death, de la Rosa was recognized and was given the Patnubay ng Sining at Kalinangan (Guide of the Arts and Culture) by the City of Manila in 1968.

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    De la Rosa's Transplanting Rice received the golden award at the International Exposition held in St. Louis, Missouri in 1904. It is also during this exposition when his The Death of General Lawton was awarded the bronze prize.

    An exposition about the paintings of de la Rosa was held at the Jorge B. Vargas Museum of the University of the Philippines, in Diliman, Quezon City, on January 14, 2007. The presentation was given the title "Fabian De la Rosa (1869-1938) Retrospective Exhibition," and was managed by the University of the Philippines with the assistance of the Spanish Program for Cultural Cooperation and, a part of Vibal Publishing House, Inc.


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