Born in New York City, George Negroponte studied painting at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, with Bernard Chanet, William Bailey, and Al Held, earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1975. He also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Maine, in 1973. Deeply inspired by the works of abstract expressionists Mark Rothko and Theodoros Stamos, the artist’s colorful, light filled canvases reinterpret abstract painting for the contemporary era. Over the years Negroponte has served on the board of several arts organizations, including as co-chairman at the Drawing Center, New York City, and for ten years he was a panelist at the New York State Council on the Arts. He has been a Visual Arts Lecturer at Princeton University, New Jersey, and an instructor at Parsons School of Design and The New York Studio School, as well as being the curator of several exhibitions. His work has been the subject of numerous exhibitions in the United States, as well as in Greece, Japan, and Italy, and can be found in many public collections, including those of the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City; and The Museum of Modern Art in Andros, Greece.