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Rodolfo Abularach


Rodolfo Abularach

Rodolfo Abularach is considered one of Latin America’s most distinguished Masters whose works are included in the permanent collections of prestigious museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the MoMA – Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC; just to name a few.

Born in Guatemala in 1933, he began his formal art training at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas in Guatemala City in 1946 and later attended the Escuela de Arquitectura there, where he studied abstract design. In 1958 he traveled to New York on a grant from the Dirección de Bellas Artes of Guatemala and extended his stay through a succession of grants, establishing his residence in there. Beginning in the mid 1960’s Abularach won international recognition with his dramatic images of the human eye. For almost two decades he continued meticulously to explore the “Eye” until, in the mid-1980s, he changed the inward focus of his gaze from the eye, outward to the landscape.

He has participated in a myriad of one-man shows since 1947 and has won numerous awards, starting in 1959 with First Prize in painting at the Certamen Nacional de Ciencias, Letras y Bellas Artes, in Guatemala and the Acquisition Prize at the 5fth Biennial of São Paolo, Brazil. Abularach’s works are also in the collections of the Museo Cuevas, Mexico City, Museum of International Contemporary Graphics, Fredrikstad, Norway, Museum of Art, Cairo, Egypt, High Museum of Modern Art, Atlanta, Museum of Modern Art, Bogota, Museum of the University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California, Museum of Contemporary Art, São Paulo, Brazil, Museum of Art and History, Geneva, Switzerland, County Museum, Los Angeles, California, National Museum of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland, The Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark, and Museo del Barrio, New York, among others.

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