Gary Cantor earned his bachelor’s in fine arts degree from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles in 1961. After graduating, he continued his art studies in Europe and Israel. He founded an advertising/design studio in San Diego in 1964 and founded the Art Institute of California in 1981. He retired to his studio in Del Mar, California in 2000.
Gary’s work has appeared in various public venues including the San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego State University, University of Southern California, University of Arizona, and the San Diego Jewish Community Center.
Gary has participated in six one-person exhibitions, which led to his work being collected by various art patrons including Dr. Andrea Rich former Director/Curator Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Judi Missett CEO Jazzercise, Jack Goodall former CEO Jack in the Box – among others.