Mexican social realist painter who specialized in murals that established the Mexican Mural Renaissance. Many of his murals dealt with the theme of human suffering.
He studied Agriculture and Architecture and then went to the Academy of San Carlos.
He lost his left hand in a gunpowder accident when he was a child.
He married Margarita Valladares, and they had three children.
He illustrated The Pearl, written by John Steinbeck.