Cáceres-Sobrea was born in Chilecito, La Rioja, Argentina, in 1923. He traveled to Buenos Aires to study in the Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes. In 1953 he went to France, where he frequented the studio of Fernand Leger and where he met other artists from South America, Jesus Rafael Soto and Narciso Debourg. Together they went to cabarets where they interpreted the folk songs of Latin America. He attended the National School of Architecture in Paris, and was employed as a professor there. He also studied at Paris’ School of Fine Arts and Design.

Three years later Cáceres-Sobrea returned to Argentina and was named Cultural Director for his native province. He created a Theater School, a Music Conservatory, an Institute of Fine Arts and a school for artisans.

With a change of government in 1962, Cáceres-Sobrea fled to France, where he lived in exile. In 1980 he moved to Gif Sur Yvette, where he still lives and works.

It is in France that he developed his artistic style, and began to be exhibited in museums and galleries. His geometric abstractions were not only on canvas, but also were architectural works like schools, factories and buildings, for which he made use of his architectural training.