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Roberto González-Goyri


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(b. Guatemala City, Guatemala, 1924).
Roberto González Goyri was part of the group of artists later called the Generación del 40 (Generation of 1940) that arose during the period of democracy after the Guatemalan Revolution of 1944. After grant-funded studies abroad, these artists caused a shift away from the academic tradition prevalent in Guatemalan painting. González Goyri studied in New York with Roberto Ossaye (1927-1954), whose work reflected social issues and a Cubist influence. Once back in Guatemala, González Goyri created powerful figurative reliefs and free-standing pieces in stone or metal, such as his Wolf's Head (1950). Later, he focused on semi-abstract painting, using vibrant colors. He was known for this later style into the 1990s.

Edward J. Sullivan, ed. Latin American Art in the Twentieth Century. London: Phaidon Press, 1996. pg. 55.

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