Mosaic artist and muralist Isaiah Zagar was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He earned a BFA from Pratt Institute in New York. Zagar had solo exhibitions at the Hinckley Brothel Gallery in Washington, DC; the Kornblee Gallery in New York; the Painted Bride Art Center in Philadelphia; and the Works Gallery in Philadelphia. He also had group exhibitions at the Contemporary Gallery in New York; the Art Center in Lima, Peru; Rodger LaPelle Galleries in Philadelphia; the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; the Mississippi Museum of Art. Zagar received a National Endowment for the Arts Grant. He lives and works in Philadelphia, where the artist and his wife built the Magic Gardens a public art park and indoor mosaic installation which now functions as a non-profit that attracts tourists from all over the world.