American painter who is known for his use of encaustic technique in his work which incorporates pigment with heated beeswax. His collections have been shown at places such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum.
He had his first one-man show in 1981 at the Sidney Janis Gallery.
He was the youngest person at the time in 1981 to be awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.
He was raised with his family in Brooklyn, New York.
He played bass with Jerry Nolan of The New York Dolls in the 1970s.