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Art guides the path that leads from the immediacy of our sense to what Clive Bell called “the ultimate reality”. It is our way, the way of man; as an artist I endeavor to facilitate and enhance this aesthetic road.

My work is inspired by a vital conception of human existence. It rallies tools and resources — historical, professional, and individual — to translate experience into significant visual form. Tolstoy defines art as “a human activity consisting in this, that one person consciously, by means of certain external signs, hands on to others feelings he has lived through, and that others are infected by these feelings and also experience them.” I strive, in my pieces, to reach beyond the decorative and ornamental, legitimate signs of good craftsmanship, and attain to content that is deeply, humanely meaningful.

Over the decades of my career my understanding and artistic technique has evolved toward the abstract elements of perception, specifically to embrace the geometry of our visual experience and its roots in light and color. During the past several years I have worked these ‘formulations’ into three dimensional, free standing, painted wall sculptures.

The result is something along the lines of Gestalt art-structures that present possible orders of visual stimulus yielding, literally, formed space for individual interpretation. Perceptual abstraction is an intellectual distillate but deriving from experience with kaleidoscopic variations. In the fusion of basic sensory data and explicit geometries, I aim to produce objects and images — works of art — that are highly individualistic yet universal.




Teaching Experience

Trinity Washington University, Professor of Art, 1987–2012
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, Associate Professor of Art, 1970–87
Montgomery College, Rockville, MD, Assistant Professor of Art, 1968–70
Corcoran School of Art, Washington, D.C., Instructor of Art, 1968–70
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, Assistant Professor of Art, 1961–67

Studio Courses Taught

Advanced:          Drawing, Painting, Photography, Experimental Art
Intermediate:    Drawing, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Design
Elementary:       Drawing, Design, Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Photography


Educational Administration

Chairman, studio program, Trinity Washington University
Chairman, studio wing of the Art Department, University of Virginia
Assistant Chairman, Art Department, University of Pennsylvania

Other Administration

Founder and President of the Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
President of the Foundry Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Produced & Directed weekly art program on Jefferson Cable TV, Charlottesville, VA
Founded & directed the first program of art for inmates of city jails, Charlottesville, VA

One Man Exhibitions

Thirty one, one-man exhibitions

Group Exhibitions

Thirty two group exhibitions, and twenty invitational

Honors, Awards, Grants, Prizes

Knighted (Italian) Discovery unknown self portrait by Michelangelo, Sistine Chapel, Rome, Italy
Artist in Residence, Harvard Institute for Advanced Study, Villia I Tatti, Florence, Italy
Fulbright to India, Photographic project
Certificate of Distinction in painting, Virginia Museum of Art, Richmond, VA
Purchase prize, Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul, MN

Public and Private Collections

Frey Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
Novum Gallery Ltd., Basel, Switzerland
Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, MS


Holy Comforter Roman Catholic Church, Charlottesville, VA
New York Bank for Savings, New York
Philip Morris Corporation, Richmond, VA
Urban Coalition of America, Washington, D.C.
First and Merchants Bank, Richmond, VA
Federal Reserve Bank of America, Richmond, VA
Albemarle Bank and Trust, Charlottesville, VA
Guaranty Savings and Loan, Charlottesville, VA
Johnson and Higgins Insurance Agency, New York


Harry N. Abrams Family Collection, New York
Dr. Wolfgang Larese, Zurich, Switzerland
Dr. Frantiesk J. Sararik, Basel, Switzerland
Dr. William Krause, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York


St. George’s Roman Catholic Church, Scottsville, VA
St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Lovingston, VA
Holy Comforter Roman Catholic Church, Charlottesville, VA
Johnson and Higgins Insurance Agency, New York, NY


Article:   Leonardo’s Christ Among the Doctors, Microscope,
                  McCrone Research Institute, Inc.

Article:   Michelangelo in Heaven, Artibus et Historiae

Book:       The Art of Photography: Image and Illusion, Prentice Hall, Inc.


Fulbright Association
Screen Actors Guild
International Center For Art Intelligence
Association of American University Professors
College Art Association of America
Sigma Tau Fraternity, Alpha Beta Chapter
Third degree Knight's of Columbus


Who’s Who in the World
Who’s Who in American Education
Who’s Who in American Art
Who’s Who in the South

Military Service

United States Navy

Agent for Work

Studio Gallery, Washington, D.C.
District Fine Art, Washington, D.C.
ArtSPACE Management, LLC, Washington, D.C.
Voltz Gallery of Art, Mallorca, Spain
Novum Gallery Ltd, Basel, Switzerland
Frey Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland

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