Immediately after the war, at the age of four, he moved with his parents to Vienna where he lived for many years before settling in Upper Austria.
At the age of seventeen Gerhard completed his formal art education and four years later became a professional artist and illustrator. His fame in the international art world soon spread and his first public exhibition was held in Stockholm in 1968. This was followed with exhibitions in many parts of Europe including Gottenburg, Copenhagen, Hamburg and Vienna. Neswadba has since held exhibitions in both the UK and the USA.
The American artist Russel May of Prestonburg, Kentucky, who studied art under Gerhard Neswadba in Vienna, described it as “The greatest experience of my life”.
Today he is among the most reproduced of all European artists which has greatly enhanced his reputation.