American artist, sculptor and filmmaker most widely remembered for being an assistant to influential artist Andy Warhol. During his career, he became known for his depictions of pop culture icons like Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and Muhammad Ali.
He held his first art show at age eight at a Jewish temple in his home town of The Bronx.
He created the graphics for the long-running sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live.
His mother was a painter and his father passed away when he was four years old.
He was friends with artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan.