Multimedia pop artist known for his large-scale, urban-themed works. His films included "Shoot the Moon" and "The Big Sneeze," both from 1962.
He attended the Art Institute of Chicago and Peabody College. He became acquainted with animation pioneer and future collaborator Yvonne Andersen while attending a summer session at the
He was the 2003 recipient of the National Academy of Design's Lifetime Achievement Award.
He settled in New York City and had a daughter named Saskia, who was featured in his film, "Little Red Riding Hood," from 1978.
He was inspired by the work of Jeff Koons.