Born on November 29.
Wins a scholarship to study for four weekends at the Minneapolis School of Art at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
Enrolls at the University of Minnesota, where he studies for two years.
Receives a grant to study at the Art Students League and moves to New York.
Meets artists Ellsworth Kelly, Robert Rauschenberg, and Jasper Johns.
Having painted advertising billboards in Minneapolis and New York, begins to incorporate the techniques in his paintings.
Holds his first solo show, at Green Gallery in New York, where he will exhibit again two years later.