(June 21, 1890 - Jan. 15, 1953)A master sculptor, Urbici Soler apprenticed under artists in his native Spain before studying and working in Germany, southern Europe, South America, and Mexico. In 1937 he came to El Paso to begin work on the statue "Cristo Rey," which stands on a mountain peak overlooking the city. Soler later taught at the Texas College of Mines (now the University of Texas at El Paso) and died in his home at the base of the mountain upon which "Cristo Rey" was placed.
|Placed By||Texas Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 3:57pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13R E 363460 N 3516257|
|Decimal Degrees||31.77370000, -106.44195000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 31° 46.422', W 106° 26.517'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||31° 46' 25.32" N, 106° 26' 31.02" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 4189-4303 Alameda Ave, El Paso TX 79905, US|
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