Born in Chicago, Illinois
at the turn of the 20th Century. Received his formal art training
at the Chicago Art Institute and the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts.
Because of this interest in animals and nature, he sold his commercial
art studio in 1950 and moved to the northwest where he skillfully
dipicted his nature subjects. His paintings were published in Western
Life, Western Story, Apaloosa News and other magazines. His membership
and exhibitions include the Palette & Chisel Academy, Chicago,
Gold Medal winner, Chicago Art Director Club, First prize, Chicago
Art Institute, Swope Museum, Terre Haute, Indiana, Maryhill Museum,
Washington, North Central Washington Museum, four years president,
Seattle Art Directors Society, Charles Russell Museum, Great Falls,
Montana, plus many others. Collections include Morrison Knudson
Company, Seattle First National Banks, California Beef Commission,
Montana Cattle Association, Alaska Ferry System, Lincoln Federal
Savings Banks, murals for the Rocky Reach Dam, and paintings for
the ocean liner Polar Star. His paintings have been shown on television
and in motion pictures, including "Exploration Northwest"
and "Chief Joseph's War Trail."