Tony Delap was born in 1927 in Oakland, California. He is best known for his minimalist, abstract sculpture, as well as paintings and prints out of the same tradition of West Coast Op Art abstraction that emphasize craftsmanship and illusion. He studied art, illustration, and graphic arts at the San Francisco Academy of Art as well as the Claremont Colleges. Delap has taught at the California College of Arts, University of California Davis, and UC Irvine. His work was exhibited in important early minimalist shows American Sculpture of the Sixties at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and The Responsive Eye at the Museum of Modern Art. Along with LACMA and MOMA, Delap’s work has been collected by The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and the Tate Gallery in London.