Fabián de la Rosa
was born in
husband and wife Marcos de la Rosa and
Gregoria Cueto. It is believed that he is
the nephew of another painter, Simón Flores
y de la Rosa. He married Gorgonia Tolentino.
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
where he was able to study at the
As a professor
After traveling from
Europe, he became one of the first
instructors at the School of Fine Arts at
University of the
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.
his wife, de la Rosa went back to Europe in
1928, where he painted in Paris for four
months. He also traveled to
he held an exhibit of his works at the
Ateneo de Madrid.