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Woman in Blue

Portraits

Looking to express the human spirit through portrait making.

Woman in Blue, 1980, oil on linen, 48 x 30 inches, private collection

Man from Manhattan

Man from Manhattan (Self-Portrait), oil on linen, 66 x 44 inches, private collection

Grandparents and Rothko

Before World War II, my maternal grandfather, George, moved from Switzerland (or Germany, accounts are a little fuzzy) to live in Argentina, then Canada, where he seduced 18-year-old Edna, who would later become my grandmother. . Then they drove south to Los Angeles and got married. He wore hats and suits, she did too, wide brimmed hats and silk stockings. He loved sports and opera and she loved the Renaissance and Romantic painters. Edna found a particular Time magazine cover story hilariously funny. On the cover was a Rothko painting, and she roared with laughter at her joke: “This is like the house painter painting large square patches and saying: “Hey lady, which color do you want?” She never had any doubts about absurdities. Read more ... 

Woman with a Hat, oil on linen, 38 x 30 inches, private collection

This painting is from the early 80's, and I wanted to celebrate women's lib. 

Lynia, Bronze, life-size, private collection

My only sculpture so far. The portrait is of Lynia, she also posed for Women with a Hat, and the Sculptor

Lynia, Bronze, life-size

Sculptor, oil on linen, 68 x 46 inches, whereabouts unknown

Where perception and introspection stop and creation and contemplation begin.

Man in a Green Shirt, oil on linen, 36 x 30 inches, private collection

The moment before grasping a new thought. 

Joe, acrylic on canvas, 16 x 12 inches, private collection

This is a portrait of a smart and enthusiastic friend. One of my favorite portraits because the rhythms of arches rotating through and around his face.

Facing the World, acrylic on canvas, 18 x 14 inches, private collection

I painted this at a time when I was creating an art think tank, which turned into the Foundation for the Advancement of Art. 

The Veil, oil on canvas, 16 x 12, private collection

This portrait is in honor of Rembrandt's empathy for his subjects.