3411 Cork Oak Way, Palo Alto, CA 94303
Sculpture in more than 200 shows in California, more than 4 dozen in New York,
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 second-hand in educational institutions). My
dyslexia made for one-to-one or self-education, as I can only do it the way I
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.