Gerald Stinski was born and raised in the Lake Winnebago region of Wisconsin. He attended parochial schools there, then attended Sacred Heart Preparatory School in Watertown, Wisconsin.
Upon completion, he then entered St. Camillus Monastery for a study period of 5 years. In 1952 after leaving the monastery, he entered the U.S. navy and was stationed at NATO headquarters in Norfolk Virginia for 4 years.
After leaving the navy he assumed a designing position in Atlanta, Georgia for 5 years and then accepted a designing position in San Francisco, Ca.
He became a self-supporting, self taught artist in S.F. in 1961. He had major one man exhibits at all of the following.
Shreve and Company, S.F. Ca.; Naples Art Gallery, Naples, Fla;.Gumps, S.F. Ca.; Zantmans, Carmel, Ca.; DeBruyne Fine Arts, Naples, Fla; Layman Gallery , S.F.; Downey Gallery, Santa Fe. N.M.; New Masters Gallery, Carmel, Ca.; Bernard's, Walnut, Creek, Ca.
One man exhibit--SIAU Gallery in Amsterdam; One man exhibit--McConnell-Mason, London
Gerald and his wife, Bonnie, have three daughters. They reside in Healdsburg, Ca.