He studied at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes “San Alejandro”, Havana, Cuba and in The Sculpture Center, New York, U.S.A. He was painter as well as sculptor
Among his must relevant personal exhibitions can be included "Exposición Manuel Rodulfo Tardo". Lyceum, Havana, Cuba, 1941 and "Rodulfo Tardo. Recent Sculptures/Gisela Hernández. Selected Drawings". Horizon Galleries, New York, U.S.A, 1982.
He was also part of many collectives exhibitions like The First Bienal Hispanoamericana de Arte. Madrid, 1951.Instituto de Cultura Hispánica, Madrid, Spain. Some of his pieces were selected to conform the Bienal Hispano Americana de Arte. Instituto Cultural Cubano Español, Havana, Cuba, 1951. And in representation of his country his works were exhibited in the Hispanic American Artists of the United States: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Cuba, Uruguay Museum of Modern Art of Latin America, Washington, D.C., U.S.A., 1978.
During his life he has obtained many awards and recognitions like the "Drawing gold medall". Primer Salón de Pintura, Dibujo y Escultura de Matanzas, Cuba, 1939 . Also awarded with"Prize. Inter American Art Exhibition", University of Tampa, Tampa, Florida, U.S.A, 1950. And the "Prize of Merit". VIII Salón Nacional de Painting and Esculpture, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba, 1956.