Jay DeFeo (March 31, 1929-November 11, 1989) was an American artist and a pivotal figure in the 1950s San Francisco community of Beat artists, musicians, and poets.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jay_DeFeo
The Rose by Jay DeFeo
1958-66 / Oil with wood and mica on canvas / 128 7/8″x92 1/4″x11″ / Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC
Jay DeFeo on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/jay-defeo/