Claudio Juarez was born in 1938 in Ayacucho, Peru. He studied painting and printmaking at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes de Lima, Peru, and in 1960 he was granted a fellowship to continue his studies at the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro. A year later he received another scholarship that allowed him go to Paris where he taught and worked with Stanley William Hayter at Atelier 17.
Juarez moved to New York in 1969. During his forty years as a master printer he created over 7,000 prints. His work has been exhibited worldwide and is in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, Bibliothèque nationale de France, National Museum of Art Toronto, New York Public Library, Trenton National Museum, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and El Museo del Barrio in New York. Juarez died in 2001 in New York.