American artist Ross Bleckner was born in 1949 in Brooklyn. He lives and works in New York. He studied at New York University, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1971. He went on to achieve a Master of Fine Arts at the California Institute of the Arts in 1973. He is known as a painter and his work is often large scale. Ross Bleckner’s first solo exhibition took place in 1975 at the Cunningham Ward Gallery.