Born 1958 in Pinar del Rio, Cuba, Manglar is a self taught visual artist. His illuminated collographs voice intimate life moments through whimsical characters. He has gone beyond printmaking to propose the print board as an independent and unique work. Manglar's earlier artistic interests were in television and film. During his early career he received numerous awards for documentaries about renowned Cuban artists. He has worked at the Frans Masereel Centrum in Belgium and the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz, Germany. He has shown his works in more than 20 solo and group exhibitions in Cuba, Italy, Germany and Belgium.