Anthony Lyttle was born in Kisumu, Kenya in 1960. He spent his childhood in Kenya and Ethiopia and came to live in Ireland in 1973. He studied Fine Art Painting in the National College of Art and Design, Dublin from 1980 to 1984 and completed his Masters in Fine Art at the Byam Shaw at Central St Martins, University of the Arts London in 2008 to 2009. He is a member of the Blackchurch Print Studio since 1987 and a founder member of Independent Studio Artists Ltd. He is currently lecturing in Wexford Campus School of Art Carlow IT.