Sculpture in more than 200 shows in CA, more than 4 dozen in NY, 6 dozen in the other states, and 11 internationally, since 1951. 41 solo shows. More than 100 Awards, including a Fulbright in Italy '56-7, where I copied the final Michelangelo Sculpts to learn his Picassoid system of distortion, and turned back from reversing Moore and flirting with abstraction.
I suppose I am sort of a Psychological Expressionist, but somewhat Surreal, even "Magic-Real", interested primarily in the Human Condition. Early influences range from Medardo Rosso and Kathy Kollwitz to Picasso and the so-called "Primitives", among others too numerous to mention.
Apprenticed to the Spanish Sculptor Jose De Creeft, who taught me stone carving. Worked a year with Micronesian woodcarvers. Protege of Frans Wildenhain, Professor of Ceramics at the Rochester Institute of Technology School for American Craftsmen. Worked a year with Aldo Vignali, in The Vignali Bronze Foundry in Florence.
Large sculpture in the permanent collections of the Whitney and Rochester museums (NY), and numerous private collections. Extensive study of other cultures (-onsite, rather than 2nd-hand in educational institutions). My Dyslexia made for one-to-one or self-education, as I can only do it the way I see it.
I am known as a "Materialist" not in the usual sense, (far from it!), but because of mastery of a wide range of materials. Have yet to find my limits; always searching for how to see our old problems in new ways, using usually the daily surround rather than "Precious" or "Eternal" stuff.
Artist In Labor
One's not 1/2 two, It's 2 R halves of One
One's not 1/2 two, It's 2 R halves of One (reverse)
Waste Warrior (reverse)
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