Bruce Conner (1933-2008) was a prominent American post-war multi-media artist who created hybrids of painting and sculpture; film and performance; and drawing and printing. He also created bodies of works on paper using drawing and collage. Born in McPherson, Kansas, he grew up in Wichita. After graduating from the University of Nebraska, he moved to San Francisco in 1957. He associated with the San Francisco Bay Area Beat scene in the late 1950s and first gained attention with his found art assemblages. His additional works in include photograms. Between 1970 and 1971, he produced an extensive series of lithographs. His art was acquired by several museums, including the Guggenheim Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art.