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Born:

December 2, 1917, Toledo, Ohio.

 

Died:

February 10, 1997, Northampton, Mass.
Click here to read his New York Times obituary.

Grew Up:

Berkeley, California.

 

Early Influences:

Mexican Painting, Fresco, Graphics.

 

Studied:

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 Escuela de Las Artes Del Libro, Mexico City, 1938-39;

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Painterís Workshop School, Boston, 1941;

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Academia San Carlos, Mexico City, 1942-43;

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Research Project on Experimental Media with Orozco, 1942-43.

 

 Worked:

Advertising graphics, 1945-48. Part time until 1954.

 

 Taught:

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California School of Art, Los Angeles, 1949-50; Hollywood Art Center School, 1950-54;

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University of New Mexico, Albuquerque,

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Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, 1959-67.

 

Brief periods at:

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Pennsylvania State University, 1962;

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University of Minnesota, 1965;

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University of California at Davis, 1963 and 1967.