Artist Statement

On the underlying intent of my abstractions:

Our awesome universe seems to me to be a combination of order and chaos, one often replacing the other.  We see it in outer space, on our own planet, in our daily lives.  Interesting to me is the fact that our continual striving for order has created the accomplishments of our civilization, in spite of the constant threats of chaos.


Biographical Information

Born: Pittsburgh, PA on 5/5/29
Grew up: Philipsburg, PA (Central PA near State College)



College BA: Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA. Charles LeClair Art History Professor

  • Art Department, College of Liberal Arts, Drew University: Courses in Art History and Studio Art taught by Professors Elizabeth Korn, Lee Hall, Martyvonne, De Honey and Peter Chapin. Exposed to visiting lectures Elaine de Kooning and Harold Rosenberg.
  • M. Litt program, Drew University: Masters course in the History of American Art taught by Dr. Barbara Matilsky
  • Visual Arts Center of New Jersey: Courses taught by Katherine Sailer, Leatrice Rose ad Enrique Flores-Galbi

Summer Programs Abroad:

  • School of Visual Arts in New York: Urbino, Italy for four summers, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, Advanced Painting, David Shirey director
  • School of Visual Arts in New York: Greek Study Program, Joel Gerrick director 1994
  • Fair Field University: Lorenzo de Medici Institute, Florence Italy, painting 1993 Philip and Yoel Elizsoph directors
  • Pratt Institute: Venice, Italy 1995 Richards Ruben painting instructor
  • Pratt Institute: Lucca, Italy 1996 Painting instructors, David Finkbeiner and Tomaso Puliacito
  • The Oxford Experience: Christ Church College, Oxford England 2004 and 2005
  • Learn Associates: Gubbio, Umbria, Italy language program 2000
  • Drew University: a leader of two trips to Italy for faculty and graduate students
    • Rome and Florence- a seminar leader and guide 2000
    • Florence- planner and guide 2002

Art Editor: Humanists and Reformers, a History of the Renaissance and Reformation by Bard Thompson; WM. B. Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1996, publisher


Select Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions:

Basking Ridge Library 1996
The Morristown Club 2011

Group Exhibitions:

  • Drew Art Association
    • Corporations: Prudential, AT&T, Chubb, Gale and Wentworth
    • The Atrium (Hall of Records) Morristown, many annual shows from 1993-2011
    • Libraries: Morristown, Madison, the Libraries of the Chathams
  • St. Peters Episcopal Church
  • Art in Bloom, Harding Township, Library benefit, 1995-2011 alternate years
  • School of Industrial Arts, Urbino, Italy


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