Ross Bleckner (b. 1949) is a contemporary American artist known for his paintings addressing the themes of loss and memory, often referencing the subject of AIDS. His work is characterized by recurring symbolic imagery, including candelabras, doves, and flowers, depicted with a blurred, glowing atmosphere of light. Born in New York, New York, he studied at New York University and the California Institute of the Arts. He began exhibiting with Mary Boone gallery in 1979 and was the subject of a retrospective in 1995 at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. His work is in collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, among others.