Peter Greenaway was born in 1942 in Newport, Wales. He studied at the Walthamstow College of Art, from which he graduated with a specialization in Mural Painting. In 1965, he joined the British Central Office of Intelligence, where he worked for the next 15 years as a film director. During this time, he made experimental films such as Train (1966), Tree (1966) and Vertical Features Remake (1978), followed by numerous documentaries and feature films, including The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989), which remains to this day his most popular work. His multifaceted artistic talent also unfolded on the small screen, for which he directed television series and wrote the libretto for the opera Death of a Composer Series. In the new millennium, his activity expanded to the field of audio-visual multimedia installations, helping to revive and represent digitally the former life of various historic buildings and sites and works of art. His work has been exhibited at the Hofburg in Vienna, the Chelouche Gallery in Tel Aviv, the Maritiem Museum in Rotterdam and elsewhere.