“COSMOVISION” MURAL DE ROLANDO GUILLERMOPRIETO EN LA UNIVERSIDAD INTERNACIONAL
ROLANDO GUILLERMOPRIETO, 1938-2013
He was born in Mexico City in 1938 but lived in Miami, Florida, London,England, and Nassau Bahamas, among other places. He studied at St. Bernardine’s College, in Buckingham, 52 miles from London, a boarding school run by the Franciscans. At age 17 he lived with his brother in Laredo, Texas and began painting. Returning to Mexico City in 1957, he met numerous important artists and began to define his own style. After further travels to the Bahamas in 1963 and marriage to his wife, Jacqui, he returned to Mexico in 1968 and opened the gallery Calmecac in Cuernavaca, Morelos.
In Cuernavaca he met Ivan Illich who invited him to teach Mexican history and culture at CIDOC (Intercultural Documentation Center). He also lectured at Centro Bilingue (now part of Universidad Internacional) where he taught art history and was commissioned to paint the mural “Cosmovision.” He also lectured at the Spanish Language Institute and and to numerous public groups.
James J. Horn Ph.d. Associate Professor Emeritus, History. State University of New York College at Brockport
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