Marcos Tiglio was born in Buenos Aires, on February 24, 1903. He starts his studies at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes, where he gets an Artistic Drawing degree in 1930. He takes classes with Emilio Centurión and Jorge Larco. Later on Alfredo Guttero and Miguel Carlos Victorica will influence him in a decisive way towards his pictorial orientation.
In 1929, he sends his first piece to the Salón Nacional. He then goes on to present his work regularly to national and provincial show rooms and exhibitions.
He received the following awards at official show rooms: the “Cecilia Grierson” award; First Prize at Salón Nacional in 1937; Gold medal at the Salón de Rosario in 1944; First Prize at the Salón de Acuarelistas and the Gold Medal at the Salón de Santa Fe, both in 1949. In 1963 he is awarded Second Prize at the Salón Nacional. Also the Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes invites him to participate in the Palanza Award.
In 1935, he holds his first individual exhibition at Galería Nordiska. He then goes on to exhibit at the following galleries: Peuser (1947); Witcomb (1951) and Wildenstein (1962). He also takes part in collective exhibition in Chile and Brazil.
In 1963, the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires holds a retrospective exhibition with his work, revealing to new generations of artists such important work from this Argentine artist.
In 1974, he holds his last individual exhibit at Galería Feldman.
Marcos Tiglio dies in Buenos Aires on April 15, 1976.
His work can be found at the following museums: Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Museo Municipal de Artes Plásticas “Eduardo Sívori” and the provincial museums of La Plata, Santa Fe, Córdoba, Mendoza and Salta.