Cuban sculptor associated with the Surrealist movement in Paris. He was awarded the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France.
He studied under Juan José Sicre, and at Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes “San Alejandro” in Havana.
His work incorporated aspects of his African heritage and of Dogon totems.
His family was descended from slaves from Senegal and the Congo.
His work was influenced by Henry Moore.