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Biographical Overview

Born in Loveland, Colorado, December 1, 1913.


1935-39 Student at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center under George Biddle, Henry Varnum Poor and Boardman Robinson


1939 MA from Colorado College


1937-1941 Commissioned by the Section of Fine Arts of the Department of the United States Treasury to do murals for five post offices in Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado


Yaddo Fellowship, 1959-1961.


1945 Taught at Vesper George School of Art, Boston, Massachusetts


1946-47 Taught at Salem College, Winston-Salem, North Carolina


1948 Directed the Kendall Foundation, Hot Springs, Virginia


1954-55 Awarded commission to paint three murals for Rotunda of Nebraska State Capitol


1948- 79 Professor of Art in the College of Architecture, Art and Planning at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York


1959, 1963 & 1979 Received fellowships to Yaddo in Saratoga

Springs, New York


1994 Elected member of the National Academy of Design


One Man Exhibitions

(selected list)


Denver Art Museum, 1936, 1940;

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 1944;

Kraushaar Galleries, New York, 1948, 1950, 1952, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979

Wells College, Aurora, New York 1950,

Andrew Dickson White Museum of Art, Ithaca, New York 1957, 1961, 1966

Philadelphia Art Alliance, 1960;

Edna Stubbins Gallery, Cambridge, MA, 1961;

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1964,

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1987

The Upstairs Gallery, Ithaca, NY

University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE



Group Exhibitions

(Selected list)


Art Institute of Chicago

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Hopkins Art Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Los Angeles County Museum

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Museum of Modern Art Traveling Exhibitions.

National Gallery of American Art, Washington, DC

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

Richmond Museum of Fine Art

San Francisco Palace of the Legion of Honor

Springfield Museum

Toledo Museum of Art

University of Illinois, Urbana

University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond

Whitney Museum of American Art





(selected list)


Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth , TX

Colorado Springs, Fine Arts Center

Florida Gulf Coast Art Center, Belleair, FL

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY

Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NB

Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

Montclair Art Museum, NJ

Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, NY

Newark Museum, NJ

North Carolina State Art Society, Raleigh

New York State University at Cortland

University of Arizona, Tuscon

University of Colorado, Boulder

Wichita Museum




Twenty five essays on art and architecture in “The New Republic”, 1972- 77

Numerous articles on art in “The Bookpress”, Ithaca, N.Y.

Chapter in Artists as Professors: Conversations with Musicians, Painters, Sculptors edited by Morris Risenhoover and Robert T. Blackburn, 1976

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