He trained at La Llotja, the Barcelona School of Fine Arts, where he was a pupil of Joan Roig. He soon set up his own studio, which became a meeting place for Modernista artists and friends of his such as R. Casas and S. Rusiñol, with whom he exhibited.
In 1889, after collaborating in the Barcelona Universal Exhibition, he went to Paris to further his studies with the sculptor Henri Chapu and at the Académie Julian.
His sculptures include some that are rooted in a certain academicism, whereas others are characteristic of Modernisme, especially the funereal monuments, which contain a large number of nude female figures, which usually have melancholy faces and are shown in forlorn postures, such as Eva (Eve, 1904; now part of the MNAC collection). He also made sculptures dealing with more social subjects.
He himself picked out Memento homo! (1900; South-West Cemetery, on Montjuïc, Mare de Déu del Port, 56-58) as his best work.