American painter. Between 1959 and 1964, he studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and, in 1962, he did complementary drawing studies. He worked in advertising in New York (1959-64) and in Los Angeles (1964-68), where, in 1968, he had his first one-man show at the Molly Barnes Gallery. His career as a painter is marked by his hyper realistic representations like neon advertising at the front of department stores. In 1969 and 1970, he taught at the Art Center of Design in Los Angeles and, in 1972, he participated in "documenta" 5, in Kassel. In 1974, he received the National Endowment for the Arts Grant and, in 1988, the Artist of the Year Prize awarded by the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce in Connecticut.