Rodriguez Padilla, Rafael

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Rodriguez Padilla, Rafael Gender: M
born on 23 January 1890 at 10:45 (= 10:45 AM )
Place Guatemala, Guatemala, 14n38, 90w31
Timezone LMT m90w31 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Castellanos
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 03°42' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 11°32 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 17°22'


Guatemalan painter, printmaker and sculptor. In 1920 he was cofounder and became the first director of the Guatemalan Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes (National Academy of Fine Arts), which merged into the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas "Rafael Rodríguez Padilla".

Rodríguez studied sculpture under the Venezuelan Santiago González (1850–1909) in Guatemala. Afterwards he went to Spain, where he finished his studies under Luis Muriel y López. After his return to Guatemala, he painted his famous self-portrait.

He committed suicide on 24 January 1929.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Castellanos quotes birth certificate


  • Personal : Death : Suicide
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist