Lester Kern was born on Feb. 26, 1955 in Milwaulkee, WI. Lester developed a love for art as a child and it wasn't long before his talent was noticed. He and his brother Harrison received a scholarship from the Milwaukee Art Museum at the young ages of 6 and 10 years old. By the age of 13, Lester was already being paid for his artwork and had clients such as the Echo Writer's Workshop. Though Lester Kern never graduated from college, he did attend the University of Wisconsin-Superior on an Art Scholarship but he felt confined in school and yearned to do more of the art that he loved.