Before he disappeared he was on the perfect path: studying under Josef Albers at Yale; a solo exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in 1966; internationally, several museums of modern art showed his paintings. But in his spiritual exploration he became reclusive and shunned galleries. In his native Spain he broke out with an entirely new brushless style and technique. In 1976 a series of tragedies ensued with heartbreak and self-destruction, and his collection remained buried in storage for 40 years.