Painter, draftsman and sculptor (Juiz de Fora, 1940), at age 13 begins to paint pots and dishes in his father’s dish factory. Between 1957 and 1966 he received a multidisciplinary artistic training in Belo Horizonte and in 1967 he received the Prize for Foreign Travel of the National Salon of Fine Arts and went to Europe to study painting. In 1968, he won the Jornal do Brasil prize for best new artist, Rio de Janeiro. He returned to Brazil in the late 1970s and settled in Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, where he undertook various phases of his work. With great intensity, from this time, it exhibits in numerous galleries and museums of the Country besides museums and embassies abroad. In Porto Alegre, in particular, he made more than 30 portraits inside the Zappoli Gallery environment on two occasions: the first, 1996, during his exhibition “Mutations”, where he painted the portrait of the gaucho columnist Paulo Gasparotto in the vernissage and the second in 1998. His work integrates more than 20 books of art. There are dozens of videos and documentaries about his life and work. He lives in Ouro Preto with the painter Fani Bracher, his wife.