Born 1932 on the Island of Reichenau, Lake Constance, Germany. Training as typo-grapher in Germany and in Switzerland. Studied graphic design from 1954 to 1958. Emigrated to the United States in 1960. Worked as a freelance designer in New York and San Francisco before returning to Europe in 1963.
In his early career, during the late 1960s and early 70s, Robert Irwin followed in the footsteps of the abstract expressionists. He started as a painter, but quickly adopted objects and materials that would allow him to explore, with greater breadth, notions of perception and the effects of light and
After graduating from Amherst College in 1983, Elliott Arkin got his start in New York as window designer for Tiffany’s and a special-effectsmodel-builder for films and commercials. These experiences continue to inform his work, which operates in the spaces between high art and popular culture. H