Anthony Weitz was born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1953. He studied advertising illustration at the Johannesburg College of Art. After graduating from college, he took a teaching post there, and lectured in industrial presentation drawing, and rendering. In 1976 he moved back to Cape Town, teaching Graphic Design at the Ruth Prowse Art Centre. In 1977, having been granted a scholarship, he studied stone lithographic printmaking and painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia. After completing his certificate, and garnering the Mabel Wilson Prize for printmaking, he returned to Johannesburg to pursue a career in advertising art. In 1989, he moved to Switzerland, to continue working as a freelance illustrator and studio painting as time allowed.In 2008 he moved to Malta, where he pursues painting ‘en plein air’ – on location.