Antonio Jimenez was born in Malaga in 1945.
He began to paint at the age of 12 in a self-taught way. In 1958 he began courses at the School of Arts and Crafts in Malaga. In 1960 he moved to Madrid, attending some Drawing and Painting courses at the Athens Institute. In 1963 he moved to Paris. In 1979 he founded, together with other painters, the «Palmo Collective». He has his studio in Malaga until his death.