Robert Wagt was born in Assen, the Netherlands, in 1962. He studied at the Minerva Academy of Art in Groningen, Netherlands, specializing in photography and fashion illustration, graduating in 1987.
In 1987 he moved to Paris, working primarily for magazines such as Marie Claire, Playboy, Vanity, Gap, France Golf and Globe. Between 1988 and 1993, Wagt worked in Milan where his clients included Donna, Per Lui, L'Uomo Vogue, Vogue Sposa and Vanity.
He also illustrated several publicity campaigns and record covers. Robert Wagt's work is represented in the Groningen Museum collection as well as several private collections.
Wagt's illustration style is relaxed and assured, his figures have brio and flair. He has illustrated for fashion designers such as Jean-Paul Gaultier, Pierre Cardin and others.
He now lives in Paris.