Frédéric Menguy was born in Paris. He was one of the members of Salon d'Automne and Association Nationale des Arts France. Menguy's artwork features joyance and harmonious scenes mostly. The artist had established an international recognition with dazzling colors which brightens up the painting. He painted several scenes of circus and also the interior of his house, presented pictures of peace to the viewer. Menguy’s artwork was once under the influence of post-war society, during which pessimism was dominant in his paintings. Just like Bernard Buffet, André Minaux and other artists of the post-war era, Menguy also had a dark period in terms of artistic style.
Menguy graduated from the college of Sarcelles, and the commercial college of Goussainville successively. He established his passion in painting while young. During the 10 years of which he worked as a employee in an insurance company and then a stockbroker, he studied in the evening classes of boulevard du Montparnasse simultaneously. He entered the entered the Normal School of Drawing Education in 1951, then obtained a teaching position after his study. It was in 1956 that he finally dedicated himself entirely in painting.