Alejandro was a classic painter of living flowers, children, patios, gardens, seascapes, and landscapes. He was born in Nicaragua and obtained a gold medal with his first natural roses. In 1922 he received another Gold Medal in the first Floral Games of Nicaragua for a “Nicaraguan landscape.” He trained in Italy, where he moved with a scholarship and was invited to present his work at “Salon des Artistes Francais” in 1933.
Transferred to Madrid, he developed his artistic career alternating it with his diplomatic work as a Cultural Attaché at his country’s embassy and as a Business Attaché in Paris and Prague. He ended up living in Colombia, where he taught at the Art Faculty at the National University. Forty-seven individual and eight collective exhibitions in Madrid and America: Mexico, Buenos Aires, and Lima are a balance of his artistic activities. Nicaragua’s General Directorate of Cultural Heritage in 2003 declared a list of works by artists, including four paintings by Alejandro Rochi, as artistic and cultural heritage of the nation.