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Benedicto Cabrera Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Benedicto Cabrera Quick Info
Height 5 ft 10 in
Weight 70 kg
Date of Birth April 10, 1942
Zodiac Sign Aries
Eye Color Dark Brown

Benedicto Cabrera is a Filipino painter who is widely regarded as the best-selling painter of his generation of Filipino visual artists. He had been honored with the ‘National Artist of the Philippines for Visual Arts (Painting)’ award in 2006. His work has been covered in 5 different books titled Ben Cabrera: Etchings (1970–1980), Bencab’s Rock SessionsBENCABBenCab: N*de Drawings, and BenCab Portraits.

Born Name

Benedicto Reyes Cabrera

Nick Name

BenCab

Benedicto Cabrera as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2013
Benedicto Cabrera as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2013 (Benedicto Cabrera / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Aries

Born Place

Malabon, Rizal, Calabarzon, Luzon, Philippines

Residence

Baguio, Cordillera, Luzon, Philippines

Nationality

Filipino

Education

Benedicto, after his high school graduation, had joined the University of the Philippines Diliman, a coeducational, public research university in Quezon City, Philippines. He had graduated from there with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts in 1963.

Occupation

Painter

Benedicto Cabrera as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2017
Benedicto Cabrera as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2017 (Benedicto Cabrera / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Democrito Cabrera
  • Mother – Isabel Reyes
  • Siblings – Salvador Cabrera (Older Brother) (Artist). He has 7 other older siblings.
  • Others – Lisa Gifford (Daughter-in-Law) (Playwright, Web Series Writer)

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 10 in or 178 cm

Weight

70 kg or 154.5 lbs

Benedicto Cabrera as seen in an Instagram Post in June 2016
Benedicto Cabrera as seen in an Instagram Post in June 2016 (Benedicto Cabrera / Instagram)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Benedicto has dated –

  1. Caroline Kennedy (1968–1985) – Benedicto had first met British journalist Caroline Kennedy in Manila in 1968 and they had started dating soon after. They got married in London in a ceremony in 1969 and had settled in that city. They have 3 children together – a son named Elisar Cabrera (b. 1971) (d. August 2020) (Film / Web Series Producer), and 2 daughters named Mayumi Cabrera (b. 1973) (Model) and Jasmine Cabrera (b. 1977). He has 3 grandchildren – Ronan (b. 2011) and Ione (b. 2013) through Mayumi and Sienna Daphne (b. 2016) through Jasmine. Benedicto and Caroline had parted ways in 1985.

Race / Ethnicity

Asian

He is of Filipino descent.

Hair Color

Gray

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Slender frame
  • Close-cropped hair
  • Sports a rugged beard
  • Bespectacled

Benedicto Cabrera as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2017
Benedicto Cabrera as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2017 (Benedicto Cabrera / Instagram)

Benedicto Cabrera Facts

  1. Benedicto had developed an interest in the arts through his older Brother Salvador who was an established artist while Benedicto was still a child. He had first come into the spotlight in 1962 when he had stood second in the painting category at the Shell National Student Art Competition. The following year, he had won the University of the Philippines Student Council Art Competition.
  2. After his marriage to Caroline in 1969, he had moved to London, and over the next few decades, he had held painting exhibitions across the world, winning several major art awards.
  3. He had briefly returned to the Philippines in 1972 but had switched back to London in 1974 to get away from the regime of Ferdinand Marcos who had ruled the country as a dictator under martial law from 1972 until 1981. This phase was instrumental in his tilt towards using painting as a way to express his feelings about repression and freedom. He had permanently returned to the Philippines after his divorce from Caroline in 1985 and had settled in the city of Baguio.
  4. In 1997, he had been honored with the ‘ASEAN Achievement Award for Visual & Performing Arts’ at the 5th ASEAN Achievement Awards, by the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Business Forum in a ceremony held in Jakarta.
  5. In 2009, the University of the Philippines had conferred upon him an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree. In 2018, the University of the Cordilleras had conferred upon him an honorary Doctor of Humanities, honoris causa degree.

Featured Image by Benedicto Cabrera / Instagram

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