In 1971, he received the Acquisition Prize at the 1971 Biennial of Open Air Sculpture of Middelheim in Antwerp, Belgium. In 1975 twenty of his drawings obtained the silver medal at the International Book Exposition of Leipzig.
In the 1980s, he was named an Academic of the Accademia delle Arte e del Lavoro in Parma, Italy. In Mexico he won the Elías Sourasky Prize.
He became a Mexican citizen in 1986, fifty years after his arrival in the country. Near the end of his life, illness left him nearly blind, which caused him to shift his artistic work to terra cotta, using his hands to create the lines.
Acknowledgment: Wikipedia, Great Dane Auctions