Roberto Osti was born in Italy, where he attended and graduated from the State Institute of Art and the School of Anatomical and Surgical Illustration at the University of Bologna. He worked as a freelance illustrator in Italy for about 10 years, for a variety of publications in the scientific field. In 1992 Osti moved to the United States, where he attended the   Art Students League in New York City and obtained an MFA at the New York Academy of Art. In addition to working as an Illustrator for a variety of publications (Scientific American, Natural History, Scholastic, etc.) he has been active in the fine   arts field, with exhibits in New York, Philadelphia, Newark, Cincinnati and other locations in the United States and Europe. He teaches at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, at the New York Academy of Art and at the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies at Drew University in New Jersey.