painter ~ sculptor ~ ceramist

About

I am a sculptor as well as a painter. I am competent and confident in both mediums. Generally my sculptures are abstract ceramic forms. Part of what I do is to explore, invent and experiment with simple shapes using the cube, cylinder, or rectangle.

My work is small to quite large. The material I use is porcelain or vitrified stoneware. The surface of the forms are generally finished with ceramic oxides, glazes, or polychromed  lacquer, and some are fused with metal, glass, or stone fragments. All materials are permanent and require no maintenance.

My paintings are quite different. They are realistic, ethereal, fantasy, and genre.

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Education:

  • Art Students League, New York
  • BFA - Temple University/Tyler School of Art
  • MA in Education - Cheyney/University of Pennsylvania

Teaching:

  • Professor, Moore College of Art, Phila, PA.
  • Chairman, Ceramics Department

Exhibitions:

More than 30 one-person shows/35 two-persons shows (Partial listing)

  • Forley & Wren Gallery, NYC
  • Museum of Contemporary Crafts, NYC
  • Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition (4 years)
  • Philadelphia Civic Center Museum (invited, 5 years)
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art, Invitational
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art, American Crafts
  • Everson Museum: Art National Exhibition (4 years)
  • New York Worlds Fair
  • Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
  • Delaware Museum of Art
  • Detroit Museum of Art
  • Columbus Museum of Art
  • Harrisburg Memorial Museum of Art
  • University of Pennsylvania: "Confronting Cancer Through Art"

Public/Corporate Commissions: (Partial Listing)

  • Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  • University of Delaware, Wilmington, PA
  • Harcum Junior College, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • Wilmington Society of Fine Arts
  • Station KISN, Portland, OR
  • Montsanto Corporation
  • Modern Community Developers
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
  • Museum of the City of New York
  • New York Historical Society

Corporate Commissions: (Partial Listing)

  • University City High School, Philadelphia Board of Education
  • Schubert Theatre, Philadelphia, PA
  • Ampacet Corporation, Mount Vernon, NY
  • Paragon Corporation, West Orange, NJ
  • Harcourt, Brace, & Jovanovich, OH
  • People Light & Theater, PA
  • Cumberland County College, Vineland, NJ

Private Collections: (Partial Listing):

  • Mel Richman
  • Ray Posel
  • Morton Weiss
  • Walter Mondale (VP)
  • Senator Richard Schweiker
  • Averill Harriman
  • Edna Ferber
  • Pearl Buck
  • Jackie Robinson
  • Kivie Kaplan
  • Peter Moore
  • Dr. Donald Wexlin
  • Joseph Judge

Publications/Books (Featured in)

  • Pageant Magazine: "Artist of the Year"
  • Studio Potter Magazine
  • Clay Works (by L. Nigrosh)
  • Exploring Visual Arts (by Burton Wasserman)