John Suchy was born in Williamsburg Brooklyn , New York in 1946. In 1952 his family moved out to Westbury, Long Island where he grew up as a child. He was introduced to art at an early age by his Uncle John Graham, a self taught Artist. After High School he attended the School Of Visual Arts in Manhattan and studied there for three years. After Graduating from Visual Arts he worked for the next twelve years in New York City , for large and small advertising agencies, learning and applying advertising, promotional and illustration skills. During many of these years he attended night classes at the School of Visual Arts , the Pan American Art School and the Art Students League in N.Y.C. For three years he studied with John Gundelfinger at the School of Visual Arts who taught through many different lessons, not a style of drawing but a way of looking at objects no matter how complicated and breaking them down to their simplest form. While attending the Art Students League he studied figure drawing with the great Gustav Rehberger, who taught how to look and feel the motion of the figure in front of you. He still studies figure Drawing at the Art Students League with Michael Burbon & Anthony Palumbo.