Miles Forst was born in Brooklyn, New York on August 17, 1923. Forst studied with Hans Hoffman and at the Art Students League in New York City in the 1950s. For several years in the 1970s he taught at University of California (Davis), San Francisco State University, and Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles. He died in New York City on April 5, 2006.
An Abstract-Expressionist, his works can be found in Museum of Modern Art (New York); MIT; Newark (NJ) Museum; and others.