He started in Art making toys. Born and lived a lifetime in Juazeiro. His work integrates public and private collections in Brazil and abroad. In the 80´s , the great jump of Nino takes place for a sculpture of greater dimension that can even surpass 1 meter in height. In the wooden monoblock Nino is integrating to the masterly form a new invention of color…Then the force of the symbolic equals the mastery of the eye and hand, grove of the dream where nature and culture make up a unique encounter at the height of the best of contemporary creation. Participated in the exhibition “Brèsil, Arts Populaires”, Paris, 1987; in the “Redescobrimento Exhibition, Fundação Bienal de São Paulo, 2000 and in the exhibition “Histoires de Voir” , Fondation Cartier, Paris,2012. His work is represented in the main Outsider Brazilian Art.