I began studying the figure classically, through old master techniques, such as egg tempera painting, clay and stone sculpture, or silver point and sepia ink drawings. I experimented with abstract welded steel, but I always had a fascination with Renaissance artists, especially Dürer and Michaelangelo. Although I have worked in more contemporary media, it is the older materials and techniques that have sustained my interest. Like the American Artists Paul Cadmus, and Thomas Eakins before him, I have an appreciation for the male figure. I haven’t fully pursued this subject to exhaustion, and I am still challenged and inspired by the human form.
- Born in Detroit Michigan, moved to the Washington DC area in 1968.
- 1974-1979 Studied old master drawing and painting techniques with Allan Marsh, and sculpture with Orest Poliszczuk at Montgomery College, Rockville Md.
- 1979-1980: Apprentice to Lila Katzen, Sculptor, New York City.
- 1981: Studied painting with Gene Davis at the Corcoran School of Art.
- 1982: Commissioned by the City of Rockville to produce a permanent outdoor sculpture titled Family III for Wooton’s Mill Park.
- 1985: One man sculpture show at Foxley Leech Gallery, Georgetown.
- 1984-1998: Worked at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, in the Office of Exhibits and Design.
- 1999-2004: Studied drawing, anatomy, painting and sculpture with Robert Liberace.
- 1998-Present: self employed Master Gardner