Flavio Emanuel Cabral, American (1918 - 1990)

Flavio Cabral was born in New York City of Portuguese parents who were both born on the island of Trinidad, in the West Indies. He lived in the state of New York until 1936 when he moved to Los Angeles, California where he settled for the remainder of his life.

As a young artist he received much of his training through his work and affiliation with the Federal Arts Project under the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

In 1955 he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in art education

The following year he attained a Master of Arts Degree in Painting from the State University at Los Angeles

He was a professor of painting and art history for thirty years at Los Angeles Valley College.


Stendahl Gallery, Los Angeles
Laguna Beach Art Museum
Los Angeles County Art Museum
The DeYoung Museum, San Francisco
Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City
Santa Barbara Museum, California
Pasadena Museum, California
Los Angeles City College
East Los Angeles College
Collectors Gallery, Chicago
Dalzell Hatfield Gallery, Los Angeles
Heritage Gallery, Los Angeles
Challis Gallery, Laguna Beach
Gallery D, Enchante, New York

Posthumous one-man shows presented by his widow, Louise Cabral:

The Heritage Gallery, Memorial exhibit, Los Angeles

California Lutheran University, California

Civic Arts Cultural Center, Thousand Oaks, California

Flavio Cabral was also included in many national invitational group exhibits


"American Painting and Sculpting" University of Illinois

"The Realm of Contemporary Still Life Painting"

"Oil Painting Techniques and Materials"

"Who's Who in the West"

1963 - 60 ft. mural for Robert Fulton Jr. High School


Arthur Millier - Los Angeles Times:

"Flavio Cabral is a young artist of great promise and considerable achievement. He favors moods of beauty touched with sadness."

Herman Reuter - Hollywood Citizen News:

"Imparts an originality which makes the average canvas stale and flat by comparison. Many a painter might well envy him his excellence."

Alma May Cook - Herald Express:

"Flavio Cabral is a practical visionary. The work of a young man who knows his own mind and is translating his thoughts into rich color and rhythmic patterns."

Art Digest:

"Cabral scores a hit."

Laguna Beach South Coast News:

"One is certainly held by the strength as well as poetic quality achieved by Cabral."

David Alfara Siqueiros - Mexico City

"In the works of Cabral there is a subtle perception of the subjective, poetic elements that constitute one of the primary elements of good painting of all time."

Donald Baer - Santa Barbara:

"Cabral has a natural gift for the decorative and a flair for the picturesque."

Arthur Millier - Los Angeles Times

"The exhibit reveals a highly skilled painter."

Jules Langsner - Art News

"Cabral is dexterous with a brush -- elegiac in mood with a richly luminous palette."

Arthur Millier - Los Angeles Times:

"Cabral is a brilliant draftsman."

Jack Massard - Los Angeles Examinar:

"Handsome painting - Mr. Cabral paints a prepossessing picture."

Arthur Millier - Los Angeles Times:

"From a basis of good figure drawing Cabral develops elegant figures of young women. A fastidious and decorative art. Colors are sensitively related."

Fred Dann - Sierra Madre News:

"Exhibit places Cabral among top artists."

Chicago Tribune:

"Cabral shows an amazing technique."

Henry Seldis - Los Angeles Times

"Flavio Cabral's extremely skillful stylizations project an aura of timelessness."

Arthur Millier - Herald Express

"It's a beauty." Cabral has long gone his own way perfecting a very personal vision."

Los Angeles Valley Star - Elsie Pielichowski

"Cabral's art is pure delight."

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