Carlos A. Navarro was born in Havana, Cuba. He came with his parents to Miami as a 4-year old refugee. Navarro, a naturally talented young painter, was put under the guidance and apprenticeship of renowned Cuban artists Felix Ramos, Rogelio Perez-Batista and Fabiola Naya. He moved to the studio of Berta Randin, where his love of portraiture was nourished through studio classes with live models. He is now a successful painter in Miami, Florida.