R. Carpani was born in 1930 in Tigre. He studied with Botero and at the University de Buenos Aires, moved to Paris in 1950, where he studied painting at the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere and later apprenticed at the atelier Emillo Pettoruti. Ricardo Carpani first work for the stage were the Broadway and touring sets of TANGO PASION which were largely inspired by his last collection of drawings.