STEPHEN ANTONAKOS was born in Greece and immigrated to the United States as a small child. Antonakos began exhibiting his work in the late 1950s and began working with neon ten years later. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum, among others. His work was also included in Documenta 6 (1977) and the 1997 Venice Biennale. Public neon sculptures by Antonakos can be found in cities throughout the world, including Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Athens, New York, Chicago, Denver and Atlanta. Antonakos passed away in 2013.