Spanish draughtsman, painter, and sculptor. He studied
architecture from 1934 to 1936 in Oxford and
at the Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes in Madrid, but decided
in 1939 to devote himself to painting.
He lived in Paris from 1947 to 1948, taking
part in the Salon de Mai with his friend Eduardo Chillida
and producing his first abstract drawings, influenced by
the work of Paul Klee, for example Homage to Paul Klee (Indian
ink, 1947; see Palazuelo, p. 12).
He settled in Villaines-sous-Bois, north of Paris, in 1950,
and a year later he began using geometric forms, which subsequently
characterized all his works, including paintings such as
Composition (oil on canvas, 1.2*1.2 m, 1951; Zurich, Ksthaus)
and the sculptures that he initiated in 1954.
-The Grove Dictionary of Art