Gabor L. Nagy was born in Hungary in 1945. He was educated in Canada, graduating in 1974 with a degree in regional planning from the University of Alberta. His interest in art led him to continue his education through workshops and courses in design, drawing and painting. Nagy began to paint seriously in 1968. His work evolved through the media of watercolour, gouache, acrylics and, eventually, oils. Nagy believes art is a way of life that one must evolve into. It is an accumulative body of knowledge with roots that are deeply imbedded in the past.