István Cene gál was born in 1969 in Salgótarján, Hungary. He studied artistic drawing under the guidance of first Ödön Iványi, then Péter Földi. He also studied art history in a course led by Professor Dr. Lajos Végvári at the Association of Art in Miskolc. He got his degree at the College Department of the university DOTE EU.
Several study tours to Paris (at István Sándorfi), Rome, London and Dublin. Working in oil on canvas, he creates realist figurative paintings, from nature still lifes to nude portraiture. His paintings are characterized by his great attention to light and perspective, bringing his subjects to life on canvas. He has had more than forty individual exhibitions in Hungary and abroad, alike. He has paintings in 26 countries at private collectors.