Milton Resnick was born in Bratslav, Ukraine in 1917. Resnick immigrated to the United States with his family in 1922. He grew up in the Lower East Side of New York City. In 1933, he transferred from Pratt, where he studied commercial art, to the American Artists School to focus on painting. Resnick worked for the WPA Art project in the late 1930s. Resnick maintained friendships with Arshile Gorky and Willem de Kooning. He was a founding member of the Club. He lived and painted in Paris from 1946-1948. Resnick was an abstract painter that applied thick impasto to his canvases. He showed at the Stable Gallery, Poindexter Gallery, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, and Tanager Gallery in the 1950s. Resnick married artist Pat Passlof in 1962. His work is in the collections of MoMA, Metropolitan, Whitney, National Gallery of Art,San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Cleveland Museum of Art.