Alberto Guzmán was born September 4, 1927 in Talara, Peru. After finishing his studies at the National School of Fine Arts of Lima, Guzmán exhibited his first abstract iron sculpture, also in Lima, in 1953. Following were his first solo shows in Lima in 1959, then Paris, Caracas, and Valencia in 1965.

In 1970, Guzmán began working in marble, and in the following year won the Bourdelle prize. In 1973 he participated in an exhibition organized by the poet Jean-Pierre Lemesle, entitled Sculptures en montagne, at Plateau d’assy, where sculptors and painters were invited to set and create their works along the paths of the Alps. Guzmán, who in this period most often used iron to craft his sculptures, instead chose colored thread to stretch across a small valley, thus achieving the form of an arc in the sky.

In 1986 he exhibited his works at the Havana Biennial. Active not only in the field of sculpture, Guzmán also dedicates his time and craft to jewellery, furniture, and theatrical set designs. The artist died on November 2, 2017.