George Tosczak was born in 1934 in Gravelburg, Saskatchewan where he grew up on his family’s farm through the ‘dust bowl’ years. Tosczak eventually joined the force. In his time there, he served seven years with NATO during which he began painting. He had also served for over a year with the first United Nations Emergency Force in the Middle East. He was transferred to C.F.B Edmonton I 1975. Three years later, Tosczak left the air force to serve with the Alberta Justice Department until he retired.George Tosczak is a self taught artist who has concentrated on abstact and landscape works. He has since returned to his roots, focusing on heritage or folk art.