Born in Newark, New Jersey, Bob Moskowitz moved with his family to the Bronx where he lived through kindergarten until they moved to Philadelphia, where he lived for 22 years. He earned a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Westchester University and later a four-year certificate from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. There he won a Franklin Watkins Grant and a Scheidt European Scholarship. In 1977 he moved to St.
Louis, Missouri to attend graduate school at Washington University where he met his wife, artist Margie Moskowitz. He earned an M.F.A. in Painting in 1979 and taught in St. Louis and Illinois until moving to California to teach at Ventura College where he is the art department chair. He currently maintains his studio in Southern California.