Ross Bleckner (1949- ) grew up in Hewlett, Long Island, NY, drawing all the time without being aware that other artists existed. He was the middle child between two sisters and his father manufactures electronic parts. He attended New York University where Sol LeWitt, Chuck Close and others were his teachers. He graduated in 1972, then spent a year at the California Institute of Arts. In 1995, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum had a major retrospective of his works from the last two decades of exhibitions at acclaimed institutions such as San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Moderna Museet in Stockholm, and the Carnegie Museum of Art. Works by the artist are held in collections around the world including Museum of Modern Art, NY, Museum of Contemporary Art, LA, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY.