Antonio Seguí was born in 1934 in Cordoba, Argentina. He is both a painter and printmaker whose vivid, often satirical figurative works focus on the people and vistas of modern urban life. He uses his own recourse based on comic strip characters, texts, arrows and various signs, juxtaposed onto the figures that resemble comic strip style language. From an early age, Seguí showed a talent for art. In the years from 1951 to 1954 , he traveled through Europe and Africa. He was 17 years old when he went to Europe, studying first at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid and later at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, where he studied painting and sculpture. His early work displays the influence of the Cubists and of artists such as Fernand Léger (French, 1881-1955) and Diego Rivera (Mexican, 1886-1957).
In 1957 Seguí had his first solo exhibition in Cordoba at the age of 23. He moved to Mexico the following year where he studied printmaking. In 1961, he returned to his home country and in 1963, moved to Paris where he lives and works today. He has exhibited at galleries and institutions throughout the world, and his work is represented in the permanent collections of the Musée National d’Art Moderne in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC, among many others. In 2005, his work was the subject of a retrospective at the Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, in Paris.