Information about the life of Antonio Huberti is extremely scarce, and what little there is seems somewhat confused. Bénézitís dictionary notes the uncertainty of all information other than the year of his birth, and indeed most listings give his death as occurring in 1980. In fact, he passed away just in year 2000 at the age of ninety-three. Part of this difficulty is caused by the fact that Hubertiís works were largely sold through galleries rather than the Salons, where better records of his career might have been kept, but a contributing factor is also that Huberti was not even the artistís real name. Antonio Huberti was born Bernhard Globerman in Spain in 1907 and spent the majority of his childhood there. Sometime between 1920 and 1923, he made his artistic pilgrimage, leaving Spain behind to establish himself in Paris and it was there that he spent most of his working life. He remained largely self-taught as an artist, and eventually chose the name Antonio Huberti with which to sign the brightly-coloured abstract compositions that finally established his reputation.
As Bénézit notes, Hubertiís work was inspired by Picasso and Braque, and there is an essential charm and lightness of touch at the heart of it. His gouaches have a brightness and solidity to them, while his collages incorporate fragments of domestic wallpaper which, combined with the scraps of newspaper, convey an evocative sense of period. Although his choice of subject-matter might be less literal than that of more representational artists, certain themes recur again and again: cafés and restaurants, wine, food and music. These perennially French obsessions, rendered in a manner so typical of the 1940s and 1950s, capture immediately the essence of Paris in the jazz age.