Tony Mobilia was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He attended the High School of Industrial Art (later known as the High School of Art & Design) in New York City. He studied at Pratt Institute, the School of Visual Arts, and the Art Students League. He began his career in advertising when he was 17, and spent 44 years in the business. He retired from Grey Advertising, N.Y., as vice president/ creative supervisor/ art director.
He and his wife, Dorothy, and two sons moved to Norwalk, CT in 1971. A SPAG member since November, 2008, Tony is drawing and painting in various media.