Roberto González Goyri
Roberto González Goyri was a Guatemalan painter, sculptor and muralist. Born on 1924, died November 13, 2007 At the age of 14, he began studies at the Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes de Guatemala (National Academy of Fine Artes of Guatemala), from where, he completed his studies, and thanks to a government grant, he completed his formation at the Arts Students League and Sculpture Center of New York. He came back to Guatemala in 1952 where he developed his work and was Head of the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas de Guatemala (National School of Fine Arts of Guatemala). He was displayed in Spain, United States, Ecuador and Nicaragua, finding his work in MOMA of New York and at the Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno ¨Carlos Mérida¨ de Guatemala (National Museum of Modern Art ¨Carlos Mérida¨ of Guatemala). In 1958, he was given the Orden del Quetzal (the greatest distinction of honor granted by the government of Guatemala) and in 1966 he won the first award in the Certamen Centroamericano de Ciencias y Letras y Bellas Artes (Central American Contest of Science, Letters and Fine Artes) thanks to the sculpture “El Espectro de la Guerra” (Spectrum of War). Among his public work, we can highlight the mural Monumento a Tecún Umán (Tecún Umán Monument Mural), the mural at the Arqueology and Etnology Museum, and the ones from the Instituto Guatemalteco de Seguridad Social (Guatemalan Social Security Institute), Crédito Hipotecario, and Banco de Guatemala (Bank of Guatemala).