Leon D. Harmon

Year of birth, place
1922, United States
Year of death, place
1982, United States
Leon D. Harmon started his career as a radio serviceman and electronics hobbyist. From 1950 worked at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ. 1956 joined Bell Laboratories and worked in the department of neurophysiology. 1966, Harmon and Kenneth C. Knowlton began their collaboration on computer graphics.
Exhib.: 1967, »Computer Art and Animation«, Stable Gallery, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. 1968, »The Machine as Seen at the End of the Mechanical Age«, The Museum of Modern Art, New York. 1968, »Some More Beginnings«, Brooklyn Museum, New York.
Lit.: L. D. H. and Kenneth C. Knowlton, “Computer-Generated Pictures,” in: Jasia Reichardt (ed.), »Cybernetic Serendipity«, London, 1968, pp. 86–87. A. J. Goldstein, L. D. H., and Ann B. Lesk. “Identification of Human Faces,” in: »Proceedings of the IEEE«, vol. 59, no. 5, 1971, pp. 748–760.