Balazs Wanyi was born in Budapest, in 1943. He attended the Ecole d'Architecture in Budapest, leaving there to pursue a career in the fine arts. He apprenticed in the studio of a prominent portrait artist, developing a use of rich color in combination with his strong sense of drawing acquired from his architectural studies.
After his apprenticeship he established a studio in London, exhibiting a wide range of work in several of the leading galleries. He acquired acclaim for his still life paintings, which were possibly influenced by his studies of earlier English painters.
Having had a successful sojourn in London, he returned to Budapest to continue with his prized paintings of Nature Morte in the tradition of the old masters.