(1857 - 1890)
Cristobal Rojas was active/lived in Venezuela. Cristobal Rojas is known for painting, decoration.
Biography Cristobal Rojas
Cristóbal Rojas is one of the important Venezuelan painters of the 19th century and his works are very rare. Born in Cúa, Valles
del Tuy, he began his artistic training under his grandfather, José Luis Rojas.
At the age of 20, Rojas moved to Caracas, where he
continued his artistic studies at the Universidad Central with José Manuel Maucó and worked as an assistant to Antonio Herrera
Toro in painting and decorating the Caracas cathedral.
In 1883, he entered a government sponsored painting competition where he
received praise for his work, as well as a scholarship to study in Europe. Once in Paris, he enrolled in the Académie Julian, where he
studied under Jean-Paul Laurens. In 1885 he enters the Paris Salon for the firs
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