Leslie Mezei was born on July 9, 1931, in Gödöllő, Hungary. In 1948 Leslie arrived in Canada, where he completed high school and then graduated with a bachelor’s in mathematics and physics from McGill University and a master’s in meteorology from the University of Toronto. After working as a systems analyst and manager from 1955–1965, Leslie became a professor of computer science at the University of Toronto. An early pioneer in the field of computer art, Leslie’s articles were regularly published in Computers and Automation and Artscanada. He also developed two new graphic programming languages and produced innovative computer art, which was exhibited internationally. Leslie married Annie Wasserman in 1953 and raised two children with her before she passed away in 1977. Since then, Leslie has been living with his wife, Kathy, in Toronto, enjoying the time with their five children and eleven grandchildren. He has been involved in the interfaith and interspiritual movements for twenty-five years and has been the recipient of five awards. For a number of years he published the Interfaith Unity News, with a mission to promote the message of unity in diversity.