oscar-dominguez-mujeres-1942-christiesThe artist was afflicted by a progressive disease, which stunted his growth and caused deformities to his limbs and his face. When he was quite young, he moved about ten miles from La Laguna to live with his grandmother in the city of Tacaronte. He developed an interest in art from an early age. Most of his early works were landscape paintings.
Oscar-dominguez-femme-sur-divanHe also produced many works that appeared dark and grotesque, including a self-portrait in 1931 showing his deformed arms with wrists cut open, a frightening presage of his later suicide.