Jay Rosenblum was a native of the Bronx and a graduate of the High School of Music and Art, Bard College and the Cranbrook Academy of Fine Arts in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. He was a violinist in the Seventh Army Symphony in West Germany in the mid-1950's and taught at the School of Visual Arts. Rosenblum experimented with the "Visual Stripe motif" for over thirty years. In his art, he seeks to correlate his great love for chamber music sonatas with freely evolving blocks of color which like the notes in the music transform the work into a cohesive form of art. He refers to his work as free association color development.