Biography

1948
With my father I visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC. Became awestruck in the Rembrandt Gallery, my first exposure to masterful art. To be an artist for the rest of my life was set permanently in my psyche.
1948
Viewed the innards of a smashed T.V. and was awe struck again. This experience influenced my decision to later use objects as my primary medium.
1959-1960
Attended The School Of Visual Arts, NYC.
1961
Came to live in Los Angeles. Painted.
1963
Entered juried show. Received Honorable Mention: Santa Barbara Museum of Art.
1963-1975
Painted less and less, then not al all. Fell into the throes of alcoholism.
1975
Got sober and began working again. Started using T.V. parts in my work.
1978
Had solo show at the Wexler Weiss Gallery in Encino, Ca. My first.
1985-1987
Did political illustrations for the Los Angeles Hearld Examiner and the Daily Breeze newspapers.
1985-1988
Did illustrations for the L.A. Times Calendar Section.
1995
Received first award from Lydia Takeshita on the theme of world peace, honoring the 50th anniversary of the United Nations.
1995-1997
Was selected to join 49 other American artists to show in a touring exhibit of the African Continent: Recycle, Reuse, Recreate.
1996
Received second place award from George Herms at the Long Beach Arts Juried Exhibit, "Found Objects."
1997
Curated group exhibit “Vitreous Humor” at the Orange County Center For Contemporary Art (OCCCA) in Santa Ana CA.
1998
Curated group exhibit “Group Assemblage” at OCCCA in Santa Ana, Ca.
1999
Became director of The Orange County Center of Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, Ca. Saw the organization into a new 6300 sq. ft. location in Santa Ana. Stepped down as Director in June of 2000.
2000
Curated Los Angeles Assemblage Group, group exhibit at OCCCA in Santa Ana, Ca. Moved to Sonoma County Ca.
2003
Received first award Plaza Arts Gallery, Healdsburg, Ca.
2003
Received representation from the Greenwood Chebithes Gallery in Laguna Beach, Ca.
2004
Received first award from S-MOCA in juried auction exhibit, Santa Rosa, Ca.
2005
Was one of six artists in founding the Cloverdale Center for the Arts (CCA).
2006
Became Director of Exhibitions of CCA Gallery.
2009
Received second award at the 7th annual Cloverdale sculpture exhibit. Cloverdale California.
2012
Moved to Sebastopol California.