Happy Birthday Lawrence (Larry) Poons!! Born in Tokyo Japan today in 1937, Poons started out studying classical music at the New England Conservatory of Music, but switched to visual art in 1959. He grew up near New York City. He is an abstract painter of color fields with contrasting dots or small figures, termed Op Art. He also experiments with paint throwing similar to the technique developed by Jackson Pollock.The painting included today is titled Wisemen and was painted in 1975. Larry Poons currently lives in New York.