Fernando Delgado was born in 1957, in Santiago de Cuba. In 1969, at the age of twelve, he and his family came to live in the United States—They settled in Newark, New Jersey where Delgado graduated from Arts High School. He attended The Cooper Union School of Art and Parsons School of Design in New York where he studied with Louise Nevelson, Milton Glaser, Henry Wolf and Herb Lubalin.
In 1981, Delgado embarked on a successful advertising career in New York. While working with the best talent in the industry, he honed his skills as a creative professional with Macy’s, Avon, Bloomingdale’s, Bonwit Teller and Young & Rubicam Advertising.
After more than twenty-five years promoting, scrutinizing and working with thousands of images, stepping behind the camera seemed only natural for Delgado. In 2005, he moved to the high desert of New Mexico, where he currently lives and works. His work has been exhibited and published nationally and is part of many public and private collections. Delgado is also a published author and popular speaker; he conducts workshops, public talks and works with various groups in the public and private sector.