Sandu Darie was born in Roman, Romania in 1908. Darie went to Paris in the 1930s, where he became part of the circle of Romanian avant-garde writers and artists such as Luca, Brancusi and Tzara. In 1941 Sandu Darie emigrated to Cuba and developed into a leading representative and promoter of abstract and concrete art in Cuba. He exhibited successfully at the Carlebach Gallery in New York in 1949 and at the Venice Biennale in 1952, and took part in the São Paulo Biennale three times (1953, 1955 and 1957). In addition to Cuban museums, Darie’s works are in the Museum of Modern Art, New York.