Ramon Vargas Artiz was born August 22, 1971. He is from the village Santiago de las Vegas, located in Boyeros, Havana, and he comes from a workingclass family. He studied at the Elementary School of Art in Havana and then the provincial San Alejandro School of Arts where he graduated with aspecialty in engraving. He subsequently became an independent creator and has been a professor of drawing and printmaking for more than 15 years atvarious schools. He is a member of the Experimental Workshop of Graphics in Havana and has had 17 solo exhibitions and 36 group exhibitions. He wasawarded the Latino Cultural Arts Leader Award from the Hartford Capitol. His work can be found in private collections in several countries includingFrance, Spain, the United States, and Norway.