Gerhard Nesvadba was born in 1941 in Ober-Ramstadt, Western Germany. Immediately after the war, at the age of four, he moved with his parents to Vienna where he lived for many years before settling in Upper Austria. At the age of seventeen Gerhard completed his formal art education and four years later became a professional artist and illustrator. His fame in the international art world soon spread and his first public exhibition was held in Stockholm in 1968. This was followed with exhibitions in many parts of Europe including Gottenburg, Copenhagen, Hamburg and Vienna. Neswadba has since held exhibitions in both the UK and the USA. Some of Neswadba's works have been acquired by public collections, including the Graphic Collection, Albertina Vienna, Municipal Museum, Hamburg, and the Collection of the Ministry for Art and Education, Vienna.