Karoly Szert attended primary and secondary school in Budapest and he completed his studies at a photographical technical school. He participated in different study circles where he first painted and learned different techniques. Szert found that he enjoyed studying the Flemish painters and began to develop his own style. Although he was first employed as a photographer, Szertz continued to study fine arts, having elementary feelings and talent for both photography and painting. As a photographer/artist, Szert is well known throughout Europe and has participated in several exhibitions. As a painter, Karoly Szert has achieved the biggest successes in France. His paintings are appreciated by the art historians as "marvelous poems." His art has remained popular with collectors around the world.