Rodrigo Arenas Betancourt

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Rodrigo Arenas Betancourt (October 23, 1919- May 14, 1995) was a Colombian sculptor, born on October 23, 1919 in Fredonia, Antioquia. At the time of his death in 1995 he was recognized as one of the most important sculptors in Colombia and Latin America. Most of the main cities in Colombia have monumental statues sculpted by Arenas.

Rodrigo Arenas Betancourt died on May 14th, 1995 in the municipality of Caldas located in the southern end of The Valley of Aburrá and part of the Medellín Metropolitan Area.

His bronze statues are characterized by their enormous proportions and dramatic expression. Examples of his artwork are: