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Photo credit: Ron Terner

After surviving four years at the raucous High School of Art and Design in NYC, I was in World War II, including on the Anzio beachhead in Italy, where I was injured with pneumonia, malaria and trench foot. These ailments allowed me to attend the Art Students League under the special G.I. Bill of Rights, special law P.L. 16, which was developed for disabled veterans.

After a short time at some advertising agencies, a position at NBC-TV’s Graphic Arts Department emerged and I worked there for the next 12 years, leaving as its head. I then formed a company making mirrors and decorative accessories in my basement. This enterprise proved very successful and a large lighting company was anxious to acquire it. I then designed products for them and many other large firms. During all these years my real passion was making sculpture, and I spent every moment I could on this work.

In 2011 and 2013 I was chosen for CURATE NYC and this fall (2014) I participated in The Bronx Artists Documentary Project. Also this fall, my first sculpture exhibit in NYC (and The Bronx!) took place at Manhattan College.

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