Ad Reinhardt (1913-1967) was born in Buffalo, NY. He studied at Columbia University from 1931 to 1935 with Meyer Schapiro. In 1936 he studied in New York City with Carl Holty and Francis Criss. Later, Reinhardt studied at the National Academy of Design under Karl Anderson. He is best known for his abstract work, and especially for the large (five feet square) black paintings that he began producing in 1960. Reinhardt taught at Brooklyn College, California School of Fine Arts, the University of Wyoming, Yale University, Syracuse University and Hunter College. Articles by Reinhardt appeared in Art International, Art News, the College Art Journal and It Is. His art is included in numerous collections, including the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Los Angeles Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Yale University. A retrospective of his work was held in 1967 at the Jewish Museum.