Mario Parial
Mario Parial

(1944-08-13) August 13, 1944 (age 77)
DiedDecember 22, 2013(2013-12-22) (aged 69)
EducationUniversity of Santo Tomas
Known forPrint Making, Painting & Photography
AwardsThirteen Artist Awardee, 1972

Mario Parial (August 13, 1944 – December 22, 2013) was a multi-awarded Filipino painter, printmaker, sculptor and photographer. His works have been sold at Sotheby's.


Mario Parial was born on August 13, 1944 in Nueva Ecija. One of the fourteen children of Fidel Parial and Aurora Agustin. He studied grade school at the Pura V Kalaw Elementary School, graduated in 1958. In 1963, he graduated from the Roosevelt Memorial School in Quezon City where he was the editor of Duplex, the Campus paper. In 1964, he learned printmaking under Manuel Rodriguez Senior, the father of Print Making in the Philippines. In 1967, he began the year with a job with FairAds Inc located in Escolta, Manila. In 1969, he graduated from the University of Santo Tomas, Bachelor of Fine Arts Major in Advertising. In 1969, he joined the Faculty of the University of Santo Tomas to teach painting, printmaking and photography. In 1970, he married Carina Claro with whom he has 2 Children, namely, Kristine born in 1971 and Mikel Parial (Also a Painter, Printmaker and Photographer) born in 1972. His classmates, five of them formed the PENTA GROUP an advertising group and Mario was one of the graphic designer.. He also had a brief stint teaching art at the University of the Philippines. He died on December 22, 2013 due to cancer.



Group and Foreign Shows

Published works

Parial on Philippine Stamps

On 28 November 2005, a Set of 4 Stamps and a Souvenir Sheet was issued for the National Stamp Collecting Month. One of the Stamps featured a Print by Mario Parial, a Rubber Cut, titled "BULBS" The Denomination was P6.00 and 140,000 of this were only issued.

Parial at Sothebys

3 Mario Parial Paintings have been sold at Sothebys. Nine Fishes done in 2005 and measures 16x36 Inches and sold at Sothebys Singapore on October 9, 2005. Blessings II sold on April 29, 2007 at Sothebys Singapore and Eight Horses sold on Oct 22,2006 at Sothebys Singapore.