George Chaikin

George Merrill Chaikin (1944 - 2007)

Mr. Chaikin was a Professor of Art and Mathematics at Lehman College of the City University of New York in Bronx, NY. He previously taught at the Cooper Union, the School of Visual Arts, Princeton University and New York University.

In addition to his career as a university professor, he worked as a research scientist and as an artist. He held research affiliations with NASA, the Siemens Corporation and the Brain Research Laboratory at New York University. As a research scientist, he developed a method for drawing curves with computers that has come to be known as "Chaikin's Algorithm." He also designed and patented a mircrochip used in computer imaging based on the geometry of logarithmic spirals.

As an artist, he collaborated with a great many individuals and collectives, including Ocean Earth and Plexus International. His work has appeared in shows throughout the world, including exhibits in New York, Chicago, Amsterdam, Rome, Vienna, Munich and Cagliari.

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Remembering Chaikin by Xavier Figueroa(external link) 2007 link)

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