Born and raised in Los Angeles, an artistic child, photographer and amateur motocross racer, Becker eschewed art for a career in the sciences that earned him several patents and a master’s degree from Stanford University. Then, in 1996 while on a 3-year assignment in Europe, he fell back in love with the arts. Since then he has pursued this passion vigorously, blending the arts and sciences including collaborations with The Getty and Tate. With works spanning the serious to the offbeat, his public and corporate sculptures include “Liberation,” the 15’ POW Monument for the US National Cemetery, several busts for The Emmys in Hollywood including Mary Tyler Moore and Ron Howard, and a bronze homage to Homer Simpson for Fox Studios. His latest creative endeavors celebrate the wonders of life and art and his 2014 reentry into the world sound after decades of deafness. His home and studio are in San Diego, California.