An American artist known for his painted-collage sculptures of both fictional and observed scenes. Characterized by his distinctive stylization and humor, Grooms created his hallmark works with illustration board and a hot glue gun, painstakingly piecing together painted depictions into a believable physical space. Born on June 7, 1937 in Nashville, TN, he went on to study at the Art Institute of Chicago, moving to New York in 1956. There, Grooms befriended and exhibited with artists associated with the Pop Art movement, such as Alex Katz, Jim Dine, and Claes Oldenburg. Grooms is recognized as a forerunner of sculptural installation art, and his work can be found in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, among others. Grooms lives and works in New York, NY.