When I set out to be an artist, I knew absolutely no one in the field and wanted to change that. I also knew (believed I knew) what sort of art I wanted to make. As a teenager and young man, it was the Old Masters or bust. But in the 80's, nobody was painting like an Old Master let alone teaching like one.

Gregory de la Haba is an American interdisciplinary artist and among others also a curator and a writer based in New York City, USA. In 1993, de la Haba graduated cum laude from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree. He worked until 1994 in the Studio of Paul Ingebretson.