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SALVADOR CABRERA (1930-1986) Filipino art PAIR paintings

SALVADOR CABRERA (1930-1986) Filipino art PAIR paintings

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PAIR of oil on canvas paintings, each 18" by 24" (one unframed, the other 20" by 26" in simple wood framing), both signed at lower right by the well-known Filipino artist SALVADOR CABRERA (1930-1986). The subject of each is a Big Eyed child, one a girl holding a doll, the other a mischievous-looking young boy with fishing pole and slingshot. Cabrera was born in Sexmoan, Pampanga. He studied art at the College of Fine Arts and the University of the Philippines. In the course of his career, he worked in book illustration, billboard painting, cartoons, and as an art director, but seemed to much enjoy painting genre scenes of the Philippines, which he sold, prolifically, to tourists visiting his Ermita studio. He reached a peak of popularity in the 1960's and 1970's, sometimes painting ten works a day. Common subject matter was children, and mother and child; he was apparently influenced by Margaret Keane's "Big Eye" style of the period. These paintings are in excellent condition. Cabrera works have been selling at auctions in the Philippines.