In 1951, at the age of 14, he entered the Estienne 2 School from where he graduated in 1955 with the Prix Cortot d'Engraving. After working for ten years as an engraver, he became an illustrator for various Parisian advertising studios. In 1963 in Ivry-sur-Seine , on the occasion of one of the first exhibitions in which he participated, the National Directorate of Fine Arts in Paris bought him a canvas (marine, representing the port of Lorient).
In 1969, he worked as an independent illustrator. For more than twenty years, he directed advertising campaigns for French brands or major sporting events.
In the mid -1980s , he gave up his job as an illustrator to devote himself entirely to painting and made portraits, still lifes, seascapes and landscapes, paintings on the theme of jazz or sport and more particularly on the Orient, he is cited as one of the French orientalist painters. More on Jean-François Arrigoni Neri