Ancel Munghard was born in Germany in 1945, raised near the east bank of the Rhine. After studying law and French in Freyburg, he pursued art at the Karlsruhe Art Academy under Horst Antes. He has traveled throughout Europe, the Middle East and the United States. As a visitor in the United States, he has painted many street scenes in new York and Chicago, giving a new perspective to those cities. He left Germany to settle France, where he continues to paint well known areas of Paris. A large exhibition of his work traveled to Chicago, Philadelphia, and New York in 1987-1988.