Sergio Ostroverhy (b. 1966) is a prize-winning draughtsman, painter, art teacher, interior designer and translator based in Paris and Seattle. Since he worked as a firefighter (1988), he has first-hand knowledge of the occupation. Beginning in 1979, Ostroverhy undertook extensive training as a painter in academies and colleges in Budapest, Cambridge (Massachusetts), Moscow and Paris. During the 1980s, he produced gouache and acrylic portraits of firemen in an expressionist manner.