Rodolfo Galeotti Torres was born on March 4, 1912 in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. He served as director of the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas Rodolfo Rodríguez Padilla. He created sculptures for National Palace in Guatemala City, including renditions of the Coat of Arms of Guatemala. In 1970, he created a renowned bronze of Tecún Umán, which is on display in Quetzaltenango. On May 16, 1988, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Guatemala.
Galeotti Torres died May 22, 1988 in Guatemala City.