Arnold Petrus Henri Berbers was born in Venlo. He attended the Arnhem Art Academy and eventually settled in the province of Drenthe. His first employer was the Noord Nederlandse Drukkerij, which later became part of Drukkerij Giethoorn. He went to work as an illustrator, among others on a series of children's books by Ton Hulsebosch. Berbers was specialized in pre-Columbian South and Mid America and Egypt, and took part in the institution of the Drukkerij Museum (Printing Museum). In 1997 he illustrated a comic called 'Joris en de Kwieke Drukpers for Giethoorn Groep Meppel.