Mark Prent was born in Lodz, Poland, and arrived in Canada in 1948. He studied visual arts at Sir George Williams University in Montréal. He teaches moulding techniques to art students at Concordia University. His body of work combines realism and strangeness. His work has been exhibited in Europe, Canada, and the United States. Among his major solo exhibitions are those at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal in 1979, at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam in 1978, and at the Kunsthalle in Nuremberg, Germany, in 1976.