Atelier Fernand Leger, Paris, France (1949 - 1951)
Colorado Springs Art Center (1940)
The Art Students League, New York, NY (1936 - 1939)
Bard College, New York (1935 - 1936)

1917 Born in Anadarko, OK (June 27, 1917)
1928 Moved to Rye, NY
1935 – 1936 Attended Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
1936 – 1939 Attended The Art Students League, New York, NY and studied under Arnold Blanch. Other influences there included Yasuo Kuniyoshi, George Picken, William C. McNulty, John Carroll and John Groth
1930’s Spent summers in Woodstock, NY
1939 – 1940 Artist and political cartoonist, Common Sense magazine
1940 Attended The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado, under scholarship and studied under Arnold Blanch. Other influences there were Adolph Dehn and Boardman Robinson
1940 – 1941 Worked with Denys Wortman, creator of the “Metropolitan Movies” newspaper cartoons
1941 – 1942 Staff artist/editorial cartoonist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, MO
1943 – 1946 WW II, Active Duty, U.S. Army
1946 – 1948 Freelance artist in New York for publications including The New Republic, The New York Times, The New York Herald Tribune, The New York Star, The American Mercury and Survey Graphic
1949 – 1951 Studied with Fernand Leger in Paris under the G.I. Bill
1949 Married to Mildred (“Millie”) Ann Johnson in Paris, October 22nd, 1949
1951 Returned to the United States from France
1952 Executed F. Leger Murals at the United Nations, New York, NY
1952 – 1956 Color and Design Consultant, Harrison & Abramovitz Architects, New York, NY
1956 Completed murals at the Franklin D. Roosevelt School, P.S. 34, Avenue D and 34th Street, in New York City
1956-57 Art Instructor, Union College, Schenectady, NY
1957 Completed Map Mural, Civil Defense Headquarters, New York, NY
1959-1960 Mexico City & San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
1960s Spent summers in Woodstock, NY and winters in Sarasota, FL
1961 – 1984 Instructor, Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida
1968 Teacher, friend and mentor Arnold Blanch died at 72, in Woodstock, NY
1969 – 1970 Spent summers in Eastport, Maine
1972 Conducted fine arts evaluation of Florida’s WPA, New Deal era murals for the U.S. General Services Administration
1972 Summer in Ibiza, Spain and travel in France
1973 – 1974 Spent summers in Eastport, Maine
1976 Divorced after twenty-seven years of marriage
1977 Twinrocker – Indiana, visiting artist, work in handmade paper
1980s Became a Jehovah’s Witness
1982 Twinrocker – Indiana; visiting artist
1982 -1983 Art Institute of Chicago – Oxbow, Michigan, visiting artist, work in handmade paper
1984 Retired from Ringling School of Art & Design and devoted himself exclusively to his own art work
1987 – 1988 Fellow, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA
1988 – 1989 President, Sarasota Art Association, Sarasota, FL
2002 Died, Sarasota, Florida on August 23, 2002

Teaching Experience:

Union College, Schenectady, NY 1956-57
Painting and Drawing, Lecture Class Modern Art
Private Instruction, Newburgh, NY 1959-60
Painting and Drawing
John Heron Art Institute, Indianapolis, IN, 1960-61
Mural, Advanced Painting, Figure
University of Notre Dame, Indiana 1961
History of Modern Art, Painting
Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL 1960-1984
History of Art, Landscape, Color and Design, Drawing, Pictorial Composition and Figure


Medici Gallery, Bay Harbor Islands, FL 1975-76
Hansen Galleries, New York, NY 1974-76
Ward-Nasse Gallery, New York, 1977-80
Sragow Gallery, New York, 1980
Hodgell-Hartman Gallery, Sarasota, FL 1977-81
Camino Real Gallery, Boca Raton 1978-83
vanStraaten Gallery, Chicago 1978-80
Flax Gallery, New York 1978-81
Kathryn Markel Gallery, New York 1978-79
Gilman Gallery, Chicago 1978-82
Expressions Gallery, Boca Grande, FL 1983-84
Stanley & Schenck Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia 1984
Gallery 600, Largo, FL 1985
Nuance Galleries, Tampa, FL 1988
Foster Harmon Galleries, Sarasota, FL 1989-91
Helander Gallery, Palm Beach 1984, 1994
Third Street Gallery, Harbor Springs, Michigan 1991
Donn Roll Galleries, Sarasota, FL 1994 - 1996
Ken Elias Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL 1999
Wallace Fine Art, Longboat Key, FL 1997 - 2002