Eric Budovitch’s formal education began without studio intentions at McGill University where he studied Art History, focusing on the works of 17th century.
When he turned to producing art, he began by enrolling in a traditional French Academy known for its emphasis on meticulous measuring. Moving from that system to a more expansive one he earned, with scholarship, a Masters of Fine Arts from the New York Academy. While in New York he was concurrently enrolled at the Art Student’s League in order to study with colourist Nelson Shanks. The next summer he apprenticed with Odd Nerdrum, a Norwegian figurative painter.
He was a recipient of a Greenshields Foundation Scholarship for work in figurative art, and has participated in the Kingston Portrait Prize in Kingston Ontario. His work is represented in the collection of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.