Having grown up in New Jersey, George went to grammar school in Newark. He started doodling at an early age, but his teachers preferred him to study his ABC’s instead of drawing. After high school, he went to Rutgers University followed by two years in the US Army from 1954-1956. As he became immersed in his career in the insurance industry his time for artwork disappeared. After he retired, he returned to his creative pursuit and enrolled in Ani Art Academy in 2018.