He was born in Niteroi in 1954. He is a professor at the School of Fine Arts of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro where he got acquainted with Engraving and has since than dedicated himself to it with constancy. He works primarily in the woodcut (line and top) processes and engraving on metal, exploring the etching, the black way, the burin and the dry tip in expressive language. Since the seventies he has participated in several solo and group shows, not only in Brazil but abroad (Colombia, Belgium, Germany, Romania, Turkey, Italy and Spain). His poetics is focused on small formats, since 2007 he has also developed ex libris works (small graphic pieces that are glued to books identifying the owner) participated in several events in this field, especially in Eastern European countries and Italy.