George Negroponte was born in New York City in 1953. He studied art at Yale University with Bernard Chaet and William Bailey. His work has been included in numerous exhibitions at galleries and museums around the world including The Museum of Modern Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. He has been reviewed by every major art periodical including The New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, The New Yorker, ARTnews and The New Criterion. He was Co-Chairman of The Board of The Drawing Center from 1997-2002 and was appointed the first President of the institution in 2002. His involvement with The Drawing Center spanned three decades. George Negroponte and his wife Virva Hinnemo moved to Springs, Long Island in May of 2012. Negroponte works as a fundraising consultant with several non-profit organizations in NYC and makes art in his studio in East Hampton, NY.