Pop artist known for comic strip inspired works such as "Whaam!" and "Drowning Girl." His paintings often parodied pop culture. "Look Mickey," one of his most famous works, showcased his penchant for using famous animated characters in his art.
He grew up in New York City and spent his youth attending jazz performances at Harlem's Apollo Theater.
He married Isabel Wilson in 1949. They divorced in 1967, and he married Dorothy Herzka in 1968. He had two sons named Mitchell and David.