The following information was submitted by Terry Carpenter:
A figurative abstract painter and art educator, he was born July 25, 1925, in Mexico City. He dropped out of school at an early age, but went on to study art at San Carlos Art Academy in Mexico City, and in the late 1940s at the Art Institute of Chicago. From there he moved to San Antonio, Texas, where he found a job working on window displays, and had his first art show soon after. Every one of his paintings sold, and he called it his "breakout moment" into the San Antonio art scene.
In 1959, he began operating a small art museum for the Mexican government, which eventually became the Mexican Cultural Institute, now known as the Instituto de México. He serv
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