Son of Spanish parents, was born in Pinar del Rio (Cuba) on October 20, 1894 and died in Alicante in 1970. In 1898 war broke out for the independence of Cuba and the family returned to Spain, to Renedo (Cantabria) from where they came. In 1909 he moved to Santander.
When I was five years had an accident in the leg goes lame, this made her turn to painting. It was a good student, leaving his Bachelor of Commerce, was a great sports fan and assisted in the founding of Racing Santander Soccer Club in 1910. In 1914 he moved to Madrid. In the capital of Spain studying with Cecilio Pla Valencian painter, was his pupil until 1918.
In 1921 he exhibited for the first time: at the Ateneo de Santander.
His paintings were very expressive. It was understood by critics who were very traditional, as their way to see the reality of seeing the reality was very expressive. Use simple forms, is strongly influenced by Cubism and its colors are vivid at this time.
In 1923 he traveled to Paris where he became acquainted with Luis Buñuel, Max Ernst, Victor de la Serna and other important artists of the Parisian avant-garde. Stay in France until 1932. Some of the exhibits were on Independent Living at the Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, which had great success, also spoke at the Jean Boucher. The Galerie de France exclusively hired him.
Collaborated with Buñuel on the set of Maese Pedro. He was an actor in Andalusian Dog and The Golden Age
At this time is greatly influenced by Cubism using it to compose and structure their paintings. The colors you use are sparse, white, black, and gray land
He paints still lifes, still lifes, animals, scenes painted from high viewpoint. Often blurs the images (as the years pass will increasingly blurring)
In 1932 he returned to Santander and intervened in JONS Foundation (National Young Workers Unionists).
Since 1939 works in advertising and organizing the time of Francisco Franco and during these years he stopped painting.
In the 40s he returned to Madrid and in 1944 held an exhibition at Gallery Style, during these years will be the portrait of the Franco regime (Jose Antonio Primo De Rivera, Redondo Onesimus and Ramiro Ledesma among many portraits.) Despite this his painting was not very successful.
From this year held in various exhibitions as it did in the International Biennial Of Venice.
In the decade of the 60 states throughout Spain and obtained in 1962 the Medal of Honor of the National Exhibition of Fine Arts.
He died in 1970 and was buried in the Pantheon of illustrious men of Santander.