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His second, third and fourth years in the Manila university were in medicine and were combined with out-side studies in painting, and sculpture, and interest in two societies established by the Jesuits, the Academy of Spanish Literature, of which he was president, and the Academy of Physical Sciences, in which he held the position of secretary.

Modelling had come from making masks, or false faces, from clay for which José used to go out to a cousin 5 brick yard at San Pedro Macati, and when younger his play with wax in. Kalamba had been to fashion rude birds. Drawings of men with arms like X's on the margins ot his Abbé Sabatier, for which his mother had scolded him, had been followed by daubings in color. One festiva1 day, when an important banner had been lost just before

Bust Bust, modelled by Dr. Rizal, of Padre Guerrico, one of his Ateneo instructors. It received a gold medal at the St. Louis (1904) Exposition.
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