Rhod Rothfuss was born in Montevideo , Uruguay in 1920 and died in 1969. After studying art in Montevideo, he went to Buenos Aires in 1942. He was one of the founding members of MADI, cooperating with Arden Quin to bring out Arturo in 1944. He was part of the first MADI exposition in 1946, at the French Institute for Higher Studies in Buenos Aires. He was the leader of the MADI movement in Uruguay during the 1940’s and 1950’s. His works were shown in Florence, Paris, Madrid and Buenos Aires, and are included in many museum Collections.