Japanese abstract painter Richard Lawrence Poons, better known by his stage name Larry Poons, was born in Tokyo.

He gave up writing music and enrolled at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, after viewing Barnett Newman’s show at French and Company in 1959.

Roberta Smith, a critic for the New York Times, writes that Mr. Poons “has shown a strong penchant for allover fields of throbbing color

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