Perhaps best known for his iconic painting ï¿½Baseball at Nightï¿½ (at the Smithsonian), Kantor was a well-regarded WPA painter who taught such painters as Knox Martin and Robert Rauschenberg. He studied at the Independent School of Art and for many years taught at Cooper Union and the Art Students League of New York. Kantor experimented with a number of styles but was best known as a WPA painter. His harlequins are among his best known works. His works are held by the Smithsonian, Hirshhorn , Whitney, Chicago Institute of Art and the PAFA, among others.