Cuban artist of Asian ancestry who was best known for his 1943 work "The Jungle." Also excelled in sculpture, ceramics, and printmaking.
He studied law in Havana before becoming an artist. He then was an art student from 1918 until 1923 at Escuela de Bellas Artes.
He was inspired by the Afro-Cuban spirit and culture, which he strove to convey and honor through his work.
He had three sons with his Swedish wife Lou Laurin.
He was a contemporary of Diego Rivera.