Pawel Petasz was born in Kalisz, Poland in 1951. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, Poland until 1974. Since 1974 Polish artist Pawel Petasz has been an active contributor to the Mail Art network. He has initiated and published numerous artists’ books and collages which he often starts and then sends out for completion. Petasz edited the first issue of Commonpress Magazine in 1977 and coordinated other issues up to Poland's proclamation of war in December 1980.