Walter Joseph Gerard Bachinski was born in Ottawa, Ontario and is best known for his figure drawings, prints and figurative sculpture. He studied drawing and painting at the Ontario College of Art from 1961-1965 where he also worked with Frederick Hagan in printmaking. He studied under Maurico Lasansky at the University of Iowa (1965-1967) and received a Masters degree in printmaking. In 1967 he began teaching at the University of Guelph. In 1978-1979, Bachinski lived and worked in Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, France where he began to work in pastels. He returned to France in 1982 and 1986 as well as travelled to Italy, Spain, England and Mexico. Much of his sculpture is cast from clay originals in ciment fondu and patinated to look like bronze. He exhibited with the RCA in 1976. His work is represented in the MMFA, CCAB and the Uffizi, Florence.