Ralf Walter's (Germany, 1941) beginnings in painting were under the influence of the painter and cartoonist Benno Butter. In 1958 he left the former German Democratic Republic to study architecture in Darmstadt, southwestern Germany, and later painting in Berlin. In 1978 he arrived in Yucatán, where he settled permanently to this day. It has more than 40 group and individual exhibitions in Mexico and Germany. In 1997 he was awarded the prize of the National Biennial of Visual Arts of Yucatán.