Rafael Rodríguez Padilla
Rafael Rodríguez Padilla (born January 23, 1890 - January 24, 1929 ) was a Guatemalan painter, graphic artist and sculptor . In 1920 he was a co-founder and first director of the Guatemalan Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes , from which the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas "Rafael Rodríguez Padilla", named after him today, emerged .
Rodríguez learned sculpture in Guatemala under the Venezuelan Santiago González (1850–1909) and then went to Spain, where he trained with Luis Muriel y López . Shortly after his return he painted his famous self-portrait. Rodríguez died of suicide in 1929 .
His well-known works include monuments to Lorenzo Montúfar y Rivera in Avenida La Reforma (1923), Francisco Vela , José Milla y Vidaurre , Louis Pasteur , in collaboration with Cristóbal Azori the mausoleum of the Castillo family in the main cemetery of Guatemala City Nudes and portraits of Picasso's confidante Jaime Sabartés (1923), Santiago González and a self-portrait (1915).
- 1920 National Prize
- September 15, 1921: First prize for painting at the Central American Exhibition, Guatemala
- Rafael Rodríguez Padilla (Spanish), Literatura Guatemalteca.
- Rafael Rodríguez Padilla 1890–1929 (Spanish).
|SURNAME||Rodríguez Padilla, Rafael|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Guatemalan painter, printmaker and sculptor|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 23, 1890|
|DATE OF DEATH||January 24, 1929|