Since 1934, he learned the trade of tailor in his father's workshop. In the evening he attended at the Academia de San Carlos courses for use graphics. In 1937 he founded together with Angel Bracho, Leopoldo Méndez, Raúl Anguiano and other artists, the Taller de Grafica Popular ( Workshop of the People graphic artist, TGP ). From 1943 he studied at the products resulting from the Academia de San Carlos Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas ( National School of Plastic Arts). From 1944 to 1960 he was a member of TGP. He earned his living as an illustrator for various publishers, newspapers and magazines, and was even the magazines Ahí va el golpe and El coyote emplumando out. Between 1952 and 1958, he received numerous awards. In 1960, Beltrán Director of the Escuela Libre de Arte y Publicidad was ( Free School of Art and advertising), and five years later became director of the art department of the Universidad Veracruzana in Xalapa. He was in 1968 one of the founding members of the Academia de Artes. In 1988, he created a mural for the building of the Procuraduría General de la República. He was for several years editor of the daily newspaper El Día ( Day ). He was also Director General of the Department of exploration and preservation of folk art in the Secretaría de Educación Pública.