Allan D'Archangelo (1930-1998) was born in Buffalo, NY. He received a B.A. in history and government in 1952 and continued his studies at several institutions. D'Archangelo studied with Boris Lurie in New York City (1956-66). Known for his pared-down images of highways and road signs, D’Arcangelo neatly split the difference between Pop Art and Minimalism. Following a brief tour in the Army in the 1950s, he utilized the G.I. Bill to study painting at Mexico City College. He moved to New York City in 1959. His first solo show in New York, at the Fischbach Gallery in 1963, was "well received and earned Mr. D'Arcangelo a place in the first generation of Pop artists" (New York Times, December 23, 1998). D'Arcangelo was given a commission for the 1964 New York World’s Fair. After this he was given numerous commissions both public and private. He taught at the School of Visual Arts and at Brooklyn College, where he was professor emeritus. In 1987 he received the Guggenheim Fellowship. D’Archangelo’s works are in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC.