George Thaddeus Saj lives and works in Montclair, N J, where he practiced surgery for 31 years. His formal art education started at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts and continued at Dartmouth College. However, Saj realized early on that most artists need a day job and enrolled in the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. After residency training and service as a staff surgeon at a U.S. Army hospital in Danang, Viet Nam, he settled in New Jersey. Since his retirement from surgery in 2004, Saj has returned to art full time.
His work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in Cleveland, Chicago, New York and New Jersey. The University of Southern Florida commissioned six of his bull masks.