Rodriguez Padilla, Rafael
|born on||23 January 1890 at 10:45 (= 10:45 AM )|
|Place||Guatemala, Guatemala, 14n38, 90w31|
|Timezone||LMT m90w31 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||03°42' 11°32 Asc. 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.
Castellanos quotes birth certificate
- Personal : Death : Suicide
- Vocation : Art : Fine art artist