"When I started Let There Be Neon, the craft of neon was en route to extinction… The process remains a mystery to the general public…this lack of exposure and cross-fertilization has resulted in a technology that remains more or less where it started in 1912."
"Neon is coming into it’s own. It is starting to fulfill it’s promise. In sculpture, architecture, graphics and products the creative potentials are being actively explored and realized. The better that it is being used, the more sophisticated are the demands placed on it’s potential. The public is beginning to know what neon is all about. They begin to understand that neon can write itself."
Born in New Haven, CT
Earns Bachelor's Degree from Bard College
Earns Master's Degree from University of Iowa
"Psychedelic Celebrations" created with Jackie Cassen for Timothy Leary
Numerous light shows with Jackie Cassen for The Byrds, The Doors, The Rascals, etc.
Daughter Lumiere is born
Co-founder of Global Village with John Reilly
Let There Be Neon opens.
"Let There Be Neon" as author, book published by Harry N. Abrahms
Marries Moira North (Divorced in 1988) Friends for life.
"American Streamline" as editor, published by Van Nostrand Reinhold
"The New Let There Be Neon" as author, book published by Harry N. Abrahms
"Contemporary Neon" as author, published by Retail Reporting Corp.
"Haiti-Killing the Dream" documentary film directed with Katharine Kean.
Theater of Light performances.
Marries Raffaella Michela Trivi.
Daughter Stella Fortunata Stern is born.
Passes away in Cadiz, Spain