Born on a farm in rural Bucks County, Pennsylvania, I spent my formative years there during the 1950s and 60s, sketching and painting from nature. After completing fine-art degrees at Penn State and Ohio University, in 1975 I relocated to New York City. Over the years, while raising a family and working for an international art transport company, I continued developing my art portfolio, moving on from hard-edge-realism oil paintings to photo-realistic aquatint etchings inspired by images from old family photos. For the past several decades I have focused almost exclusively on drawings of the human figure in charcoal and pastel, in the tradition of artists like Edgar Degas and Lucian Freud.
Currently, I live with my wife Jeannie on the same farm where I grew up. As often as the demands of maintaining the old homestead allow, I retreat to my studio and continue to produce work. I have exhibited with Artsbridge at Prallsville Mills in Stockton, NJ; and in New Hope, PA at New Hope Arts, the Netherfield Gallery, and in the SideTracks Gallery’s popular Naked in New Hope show celebrating the human figure in art. Before that, I participated in shows in New York, most recently at the Knickerbocker and Bridgehampton galleries, as well as the first worldwide fine art Biennale in Florence, Italy. My work has been purchased for at least a dozen private collections, including one bequeathed to Yale University by pre-eminent 20th century collector, Richard Brown Baker, upon his death.
All of the drawings featured on my website are for sale. They are high-quality works executed on hand-made paper from Italy, and range in price from $800 – $4,400, depending on the size of the work and whether it is a quick sketch or a study. Serious buyers are invited to view the work in person by contacting me through my website.
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