Born 19 November 1958 in Poprad. He is married to Katarína and they have two children, Vincent and Veronika. After graduating from the Faculty of Law at the University of Pavol Jozef Šafárik in Košice in 1982, he worked at the District Office of the Public Prosecution.
He became a lawyer in 1993. In the summer of 1990, he set out on a journey, “Following in the Footsteps of Vincent van Gogh”, and visited all the places where this famous artist lived and worked. Inspired by this travel, he built the famous Yellow House of Vincent van Gogh in Poprad and opened it on 11 September, 1993. From 1993 to 2000 he organised numerous exhibitions of Slovak artists in Slovakia and abroad.