István Horkay attended the Highschool of Fine Arts in Budapest between 1960 and 1964. He went on to study art in ASP Krakow where he was supervised by masters Prof. Mieczyslaw Wejman Prof Jerzy Nowosielski and Prof. Tadeusz Kantor. During his studies in Krakow he spent a year in Denmark in the Royal Academy of Art. After graduation he returned to Budapest and attended the University of Fine Arts for MA between 1970 and 1971. He is an active painter and graphic designer.