Edgar Soberon was born in Cienfuegos, Cuba in 1962. His family left the island in the early 70s for Madrid, Spain and later settled permanently in New York City. He studied at Parsons School of Design in New York, where he later taught for ten years with the Printmaking and Foundation Department.
It was shortly after visit to Spain in the late 1980s and seeing the works of the Spanish masters of the Golden Age, that Soberon began to pursue the possibilities of still life as a primary subject. Still life painting has remained the central focal in his work.
In the Fall of 2009 the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts opened the exhibition, Movements in Stillness: The Still Life Paintings of Edgar Soberon, the artists first solo museum exhibition. Soberon's work can be found in numerous private and public collections in the US and abroad. He currently lives and works in central Mexico.