Rodolfo Abularach

 January 7, 1933 - August 30, 2020

Considered one of the most illustrious Masters of Latin America and whose works are included in the permanent collections of prestigious art museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York, the MoMA - Museum of Modern Art of New York; the AMA - Museum of the Americas, Washington D.C.; LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California; Lowe Art Museum, Miami; Museum of Modern Art in Bogotá, Colombia; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Musée d'Art et d'Histoire, Geneva, Switzerland; Royal Museum of Art, Copenhagen, Denmark; Museum of International and Contemporary Graphic Arts, Fredrikstad, Norway; just to name a few.

Born in Guatemala, he began his formal artistic training at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas in Guatemala City in 1946 and later studied abstract design at the Escuela de Arquitectura. In 1958, he traveled to New York with a scholarship from the Directorate of Fine Arts of Guatemala and extended his stay through a succession of scholarships, including 2 scholarships from the Simon Guggenheim Foundation, establishing his residence in that city until 2005.

Born in Guatemala, he began his formal artistic training at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas in Guatemala City in 1946 and later studied abstract design at the Escuela de Arquitectura. In 1958, he traveled to New York with a scholarship from the Directorate of Fine Arts of Guatemala and extended his stay through a succession of scholarships, including 2 scholarships from the Simon Guggenheim Foundation, establishing his residence in that city until 2005.

In 1998, he was part of the intervention for the restructuring of the National School of Plastic Arts of Guatemala and in the year 2000, he was appointed as Director of the said school.

He participated in more than 100 individual exhibitions since 1947 and won numerous awards, beginning in 1959 with the First Prize for Painting at the National Contest of Sciences, Letters and Fine Arts in Guatemala; the Prize at the Fifth Biennial of Sao Paolo, Brazil; First Prize for Drawing at the San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, California; and Carlos Mérida National Prize in Guatemala. Abularach's works are part of many important collections around the world.

For more information see Chronology and Exhibitions.

Also see Rodolfo Abularach interview by Marivi Veliz