Orlando Rafael Quevedo was born on January 1, 1970 in Holguin, Cuba. He started his fine arts education in 1982, attending a highly respected vocational school of art. At the age of 8, he won the first prize at the National Celebration of the History of Cuba Competition, surpassing 14 to 18 year old students. He continued his studies at at the highly selective Professional School of Fine Arts in Holguin. Orlando received his Masters degree from the Superior Art Institute of Havana, Cuba in 1993. He moved to to the USA in December 1993.