Outstanding, original and versatile Peruvian painter of the 20th century. During his first years in Trujillo-Peru, he developed a remarkable literary and artistic concern promoted by the Norte group where he belonged. Later, during his stay in Buenos Aires (1915-1917), he became associated with painters from La Boca.
After getting married, he lived for several years in Europe where he gained significant experience and influence from Impressionism, Futurism, Surrealism, Expressionism and the Die Brüke trend.
French critics turned their attention to Macedonio, who exhibited at the Autumn Salon and at the Independent Exhibition in Paris in 1928 and 1929. When he returned to Peru, he disrupted the atmosphere with his modern and cosmopolitan bold ideas.
In 1959-1960 he lived in New York where he exhibited his work in ten different occasions. He was interviewed by Time magazine and CBS TV, arousing admiration and interest from important collectors such as the Rockefeller family. Throughout his artistic career he painted urban landscapes in Europe and Peru, coastal and Andean landscapes, fantastic architectures, colorful foliage and more.
His exhibitions in Paris, New York, Lima, Trujillo and Arequipa were praised by local and international critics. He received important distinctions, among them, the Order of the Sun of Peru in the degree of Grand Cross along the Constitutional President of Peru Fernando Belaúnde Terry in 1981.