Artist and and animator best known as the creator of the iconic stop-motion character Gumby.
With the help of his wife Ruth, he created Gumby and Pokey and the characters made their first appearance on the Howdy Doody show. They later received their own show called the Adventures of Gumby.
He produced the claymation film Davey and Goliath sponsored by the Lutheran Church in America.
He was born Arthur Charles Farrington in Detroit, Michigan. After his parents divorce and his father's death, he went to live with his mother in California, but ended up in an orphanage after rejection from his stepfather. He was adopted by composer Joseph W. Clokey.
He is an artist best known for his iconic animated characters like Walt Disney.