ABOUT THE ARTIST
I work as a sculptor and draftsman in many of the traditional sculpting and drawing media. The themes I treat relate to the human condition and are executed either in a realistic or abstract figurative style. I received an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania after having studied at the Art Students League in New York City and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine.
After teaching in the sculpture and illustration departments at the Philadelphia College of Art for several years, I taught sculpture, drawing, and human anatomy at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts for twenty-three years, leaving in 2011 to focus on my own work. During my time at the Academy, I was chairman of the Sculpture Department for three years. My classes included anatomy (two-dimensional and three-dimensional), figure sculpture, cast drawing, and drawing seminars. I also served as a critic in the advanced students' private studios.
I have exhibited in numerous shows in New York City, New Jersey, and Philadelphia. My work is represented in private collections in those places as well as in Washington, D.C. In 2006, my sculptures were part of Quark Park, a site-specific installation created in a cooperative effort between scientists and artists in Princeton, N.J. In 2017 I contributed a sculpture relief on the subject of the poet William Blake to an outdoor exhibition (still ongoing), devoted to the British Romantic poets, located in Dohm Alley in Princeton, N.J.
I won the Award for Excellence and Purchase Prize in 2002 for a drawing shown in the Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Annual Exhibition. My drawings have appeared in American Artist Drawing magazine, and I have written two articles for that publication. The first, called "Modeling With Light," was published in the Spring 2005 issue, and the second, "Inside the Artist's Studio: Combining New and Old Techniques" about the development of a large drawing I had recently completed, was in the Summer 2013 issue. Links to both articles appear in the "Press" section on this website.
I live in Princeton, N.J. with my wife. We have four children.
ABOUT THE WORK
The sculptures, drawings, and pastels shown on this web site were chosen to represent the different kinds of work I've done. You may purchase a piece as shown or commission me to reproduce a sculpture you like in a size or material different from the one listed. For example, sculptures carved in wood or stone, or modeled in clay, wax, or plaster may be reproduced in bronze, aluminum, epoxy resin or other materials.
Drawings are executed in several media. Originals may be purchased or reproduced in different sizes for sale to you as high quality prints called giclees.
I am also happy to discuss ideas for new work in two or three dimensions that you would like me to produce.
Please contact me with any questions you have about pieces that interest you or to commission a drawing or sculpture. I can discuss ideas, materials, size, and pricing with you.
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