I began as an artist in New York studying with the famed teacher Hans Hofmann and as a young man was deeply involved in the abstract expressionism movement, exhibiting in the tenth street gallery movement and attending meetings of the historic artists club. For most of my career I have made figurative expressionist paintings which come from my imagination using drawing skills and an advanced level of technical and compositional skills. I have also been active in teaching at Brooklyn College where I taught for thirty years, where I am now Professor Emeritus, and have taught for years in Provincetown MA and have done guest teaching at many art schools and have frequently lectured on art including lectures in China at the major provincial art academies, including the Central Academy in Beijing and in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, Shanghai. I have also curated and written catalog essays for exhibitions, served on the jury for the Fulbright Awards, and been President of the Board of Trustees of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum.

My work is in many private collections, as well as in 20 museum and corporate collections