Born in 1927 in Detroit. He studied at Black Mountain College from 1945 to 1948. In the fifties, he developed the technique of the “moticos” – small photographs mounted on walls and floors to form alienated scenes or environments which, in turn, were documented by means of photography. In 1962 he founded the New York Correspondence School of Art, out of which came The Marcel Duchamp Club in 1971. In 1965 he had his first one-man exhibition at the Willard Gallery. His portraits of the fifties were the first Pop Art illustrations of idols. His pictures of these stars (e.g. Elvis Presley) were parodies. He later applied this burlesque technique to pictures of Magritte and Mondrian. Ray Johnson died in 1995.