Elmar Rojas is a leading Guatemalan painter whose works regularly are featured in sales of major international auction houses, in prestigious Latin American exhibitions, and in such art fairs as those associated with Art Basel Miami Beach. Rojas’ paintings have been compared to the literary works of Gabriel Garcia Márquez, the renowned Colombian author whose magic realism won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Rooted in his country’s folklore, his distinctive surrealistic figures under large hats have been widely exhibited for more than 35 years. Born in 1938, Rojas practiced as an architect before studying art in Guatemala, Spain, France and Italy. His international awards include the Gran Premio Iberoamericano “Cristobal Colón,” presented in Madrid in 1964. See more here.