One of Argentina's most prominent 20th-century painters. His 1924 cubist exhibition sparked a scandal.
He was a student of famed architect and Museum of Natural History's Drawing School teacher Emilio Coutaret. He dropped out of his local Academy of Fine Arts when he was a teenager.
He did not adhere to any one style, but instead incorporated cubism, futurism, constructivism, and abstractionism into his work.
His family was successful and middle class. He was born in La Plata, a city whose layout would impact his artistic sensibilities.
He and Pablo Picasso were revolutionizing the artistic world around the same time.