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The purpose of this paper was to analyze and to compare the creativity of Nam-June Paik and Louis I. Kahn to understand the characteristics of creative people. Both of them got strong supports from their family and close people. As they were not originally from the U.S., political and city environments where they settled in the U.S. for the first time strongly influenced their creative activity. The difference in the creative contexts of Paik and Kahn is that Paik had more visual cues in his childhood due to the rich environments. The various visual cues influenced his wide interests in video arts. In creative process, even though both of them more focused on the beginning stage of creative process, there were differences in creative problem solving styles. Kahn considered the imaging and perception as the most important working process. For him, intuition(gestalt view) and ideation(generator) are more important than intellectual skill. On the other hand, Paik thought the symbolization(conceptualizer) based on his own experience and philosophy(associationism) was the most important.