|Introduction||I was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. My educational history is as follows: Long Beach High School, School of Visual Arts, C.W.Post College, M.A. in Humanities, Hofstra University. A two year stint in the U.S.Marine Corps as a illustrator eased my entrance into civilian life as a commercial artist in N.Y.C. My teaching career of twenty five years began at the State University in Farmingdale, N.Y. and ended as a Professor of Fine Arts at Herkimer County Community College, where I was awarded The New York State Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. I now paint full time in Portland Maine where I live with my wife Sharon. I paint all subjects from portraits to landscapes but I especially love painting the sea. Last year marked the end of forty straight years of teaching workshops on Monhegan Island, Maine, I now conduct three day classes in Kennebunkport every spring and fall. My work can be seen at The Wiscasset Bay Gallery, Wiscasset, Me., Dowling Walsh Gallery, Rockland, Me.,Camden Falls Gallery, Caamden, Me. and here in my studio in Portland. I am a signature member of The American Watercolor Society and the New York State Watercolor Society.|
|Interests||Traveling, Oil Painting, Watercolors, Music, Physical Training, Former private pilot|
|Favorite Movies||Sargent York, Moon Struck, The Big Night, The Godfather, It's a Wonderful Life|
|Favorite Music||All of George Gershwin's music especially Porgy and Bess, The opera La Boheme, Old time favorites by Vic Damone, Frank Sinatra, and Rod Steward's New Albums of Old Standards.|
|Favorite Books||Cold Mountain, The Lord, A Team of Rivals, Undaunted Courage|
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