Remembered for such paintings as Two Women Riding Pigs, The Blind Leading the Blind, and Triumph of Death, he is best classified as an American figurative artist.
When he was still in his teens, he was honored with several Los Angeles exhibitions of his artwork.
He was born and raised in California. Tragically, he died at the age of thirty after suffering heart failure as the result of a virus.
He was influenced by the work of twentieth-century German painter Lucian Freud.