Character and Lifestyle
Tempera , 1932
Ashcan style Under
the influence of his teacher at Worcester Museum
School, Umberto Romano
dramatic change occurred in his work with watercolors in Tortola,
Virgin Islands. He began to experiment with the fluid, transparent capabilities of
styles can be separated into four modifications of the basic aesthetic
principles he established in his youth. At first, he is more concerned with geometric
Oil on board, 1953
Compostion 16 "Meine Brucke," Acrylic 150cm x
1950 he loosens up and develops a lyrical and highly motion-filled style. At that
time, he also moved to Darmstadt to work for the "Stars and Stripes", the US Armed Forces, newspaper.
He was the art director until retirement in 1969 at which time he moved to Guadalajara, Mexico.
Changes For the next 22 years in Mexico's tropical environment,
his third style emphasizes more vibrant primary colors.
His last four
years are spent in Austin Texas near two of his daughters. His
pallette alters once again, somehow in a conclusive statement combining the blacks
and browns of Germany, with the reds and yellows of Mexico arriving at the maybe not
so surprising cooler blues and greens. His paintings are highly regarded and
exhibited in major museums and public buildings all over the world.
41" x 33.5"