Studied at the Academy of fine arts of San Fernando in Madrid, where he was a disciple of Eduardo Chicharro and colleague of some of those who were to become their best friends. they included a series of realistic artists such as Antonio López, Julio López Hernández, Francisco López Hernández, Carmen Laffon or Amalia Avia, married in 1960.
in 1956 was awarded a scholarship by the French State to continue his studies in Paris, where came into contact with the informalism of painters such as Dubuffet, Fautrier, Wols, or Tàpies. to start from that moment delves into the land of abstraction, which will not now abandon in throughout his career. in 1958 started working with the wood. this material - scratched, burned, carved or moldy - becomes from that moment one of the most recognizable hallmarks of his painting.
to starting from 1959, participates in the most important exhibitions of Spanish painting worldwide (Venice Biennale, Documenta in Kassel, Basel...). in 1964, became the first painter to exhibit individually at the Gallery Juana Mordó, whose group of painters belongs since its Foundation until 1991. in 1989, the Museum Reina Sofia in Madrid held a large anthological exhibition on his work. in 1991 signed an exclusive contract with the Marlborough Gallery in New York, recent headquartered in Madrid.
critique emphasized the expressive power of his painting, full of mystery and a high presence of the a. nature she must add his graphic work (with decisive technical inputs to large format printmaking) and mural works, among which the apse of the Basilica of Aránzazu in Oñate (Guipúzcoa), and the mural which presides over the plenary of the Assembly of Madrid.
< p> In 1983, you are granted the Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas and in 1993 the gold medal for merit in the fine arts.
died on March 24, 1998, without even being able to see hung or assembled his last work, the Mural of the Madrid Assembly, that his team of aides hung few dates then.