Steve Kaufman was born in 1960 in the Bronx, New York.
Pop artist, fine artist, sculptor, stained glass artist, filmmaker, and photographer. His entry into the world of serious pop art began in his teens when he became an assistant to Andy Warhol at The Factory studio. Nicknamed "SAK" by Warhol.
By the early 1990s, Kaufman's work was highly in demand. His works often featured icons of Americana as the $100 bill, Coca-Cola images, and Campbell's Soups art, and also the faces of artists, musicians, actors, and athletes, stemming from his fascination with the impact celebrities has on contemporary culture.
Kaufman suffered a series of debilitating strokes beginning in 2004, dying of a heart attack in Vail, Colorado, on February 12, 2010, as he prepared for an art show.