Antonio Bueno (Berlin, July 21, 1918 - Fiesole, September 26, 1984) was an Italian painter of Spanish origins. Born in Germany while his father was correspondent in Berlin for the ABC newspaper in Madrid, he obtained Italian citizenship in 1970. He carried out his art studies in Spain and Switzerland. In 1937 he was in Paris, where he exhibited at the Salon des Jeunes; then in 1940 with his brother Xavier, he moved to Italy. After a post-impressionist experience, immediately after the war he joined the lesson of Gregorio Sciltian performing trompe-l'oeil works and, with Annigoni and his brother, participated in the group "Modern Painters of Reality". An avid and restless experimenter, after these experiences he carried out numerous researches: abstract painter (1950-53) in conjunction with his work as secretary at the magazine Numero; neo-metaphysical with the series of paintings with plaster pipes (1953-57); realist; materialological in the wake of the Informal with a series of imprints (1960-62); signage and pop in the mid-sixties; neodada and visual painter; all as in an eternal combinatorial game of subjects and materials. Definitive consecration of Bueno at the Venice Biennale in 1984, just a few months before his death, when he was already seriously ill: at the exhibition he presented a series of masterful works, which undoubtedly represent the summit of all his mature production.