I was originally schooled in sculpture at UCLA many years ago, and had the honor to be shown as a very, very minor member of Minimalist sculpture movement in Los Angeles in the 60’s, under the mentorship of John McCracken. While in school during that period, I also worked as a layout cartoonist for Saturday morning cartoons Superman, Batman, and Archie and learned a great respect for the figure traditions of the illustration community.
After military service during the Viet Nam era, I worked for a while as a freelance artist and then left the arts to pursue a career in fire and emergency services training. I worked in that career for 40 years, and after retirement found myself returning with great enthusiasm to my first love- art.
I am working today out of my home in Gettysburg, PA. with my wife Claire and family, and my fascination now is not on sculpture but rather is on drawing. The subjects of my drawings are people (and occasionally animals), and my focus is often on the humorous and/or interesting twists of human nature that we all see and experience. I confess to having become very retro in my artistic tastes now, and my art heroes today are really from the past. I am especially awed and enamored (and both inspired and fully humbled in the drawing work I am doing now) by the wonderful work done in the golden age of illustration, and by the many great talents who flourished during that era.
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