Rodolfo Galeotti Torres was born 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.