My life in art began in 1950 as a sixth grade summer student in Oakland, California at the California College of Arts and Crafts . In fact, I kept a piece of sculpture I made while at the College.
After this initial exposure to art, I continued as a high school freshman. My art teacher allowed me to paint in oils that she had purchased privately to supplement the school’s meager resources. The 1953 oil painting, “Cable Car at Powell and Market” was entered into a national competition where it won a gold medal in Washington, D.C.
Because of this early exposure to art, I have continued with that passion while supporting my family for the last 50 years as an attorney.
With the exception of a few pieces, I have not attempted to sell my work but have kept them in a group. The collection numbers over 200.
My life story shows how an early introduction to art can lead to a lifetime of pleasure.