Steve Rabathaly was born on 28th March 1948 at Princes Town. He attended Princes Town Presbyterian School and Tagore Centenary School. He grew up in a family of artists who got their training from Louis Pompey Rabathaly (grandfather) who migrated from Martinique to Trinidad.
Steve began drawing and painting in primary school and continued in College under the guidance of Bramadhara Battacharya, Teacher, Artist, Scholar, Musician and Dramatist.
He held his first one man exhibition in 1977 at the Town Hall in San Fernando. He also exhibited jointly with Kenwin Crichlow, Boscoe Holder and Ken Roopchand in the early 70’s. After about thirty years inaction, Steve has begun to paint again with renewed enthusiasm.