Eugene J. Pentz was born in Hungary in 1947. He began his artistic career as a master woodcarver and sculptor with his father. A three year apprenticeship in Budapest, studying under the leading Hungarian master carvers refined his carving talents, meanwhile attending a fine arts school.
After touring Europe he and his wife immigrated to Canada, settling in Toronto in 1970. He was able to work as a woodcarver while learning English at night. In 1985 Eugene and his family moved to Vancouver where for three years he contracted to custom carve a staircase and dining room set for a West Vancouver B.C. Canada resident. After that, they returned to the BC interior, settling in Invermere in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. In 1998 Eugene re-located to Chemainus, Vancouver Island, BC, where he is surrounded by the world-famous murals which are visited by several hundred thousand annually from around the globe.
Eugene has had many group and individual exhibitions since coming to Canada. His original ornamental carvings and sculptures can be found all over the world in private homes and in major corporations such as Euro-Disney, in Paris, France. Now the click on the mouse and the latest technical communication advances bring Eugene's work to millions of viewers. Thus, opportunity and circumstances have made Eugene and his work more accessible to the world.