Posted 5 October, 2014 by-Ministry of Culture and Sports in News

The brush that off and the artistic legacy of Juan Jacobo Rodríguez

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juanjacoborodriguezpadillaAfter a long and prolific career, Sunday 5 died October Guatemalan painter Juan Jacobo Rodríguez Padilla in Paris, France. The artist's life was linked to art from birth. His father, Rafael Rodríguez Padilla, He was the founder of the School of Fine Arts, now known as the National School of Plastic Arts, under the Ministry of Culture and Sports.

The artist was born in 1922 never lived in the shadow of his father. From an early age he showed his quality in the visual arts, so in the years 50 the last century obtained a scholarship to study in France, country he considers his second home after his native Guatemala.

He lived abroad for more than 50 years old, after starting his artistic development in Guatemala. One of his first works was monumental sculpture Montúfar Don Lorenzo is now located at Avenida de la Reforma and 12 Street Area 9. He was the founder of the group you Saker, uniting the talents of young artists at the end of the decade 1940. His works remain in the city of Guatemala, Mexico and France, among other places.

Guatemalan culture will remain well represented with the artistic legacy of Rodríguez Padilla.

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-Ministry of Culture and Sports