• MFA University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, School of Art and Art History           1968

  • MA University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA,  School of Art and Art History            1967

  • BA The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, Fine Arts                1964



1978-Present   Self-employed Sculptor                                                         Chicago, IL

1970-1978       Associate Professor of Art, Illinois State University                  Normal, IL

1968-1970       Instructor in Art, Eastern Kentucky University                         Richmond, KY     



Percent for Art

  • Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield, IL. 2006,  “LA TERRA”

  • Southern Illinois University Medical Center, Springfield, IL. 2004, “BEACON”

  • Illinois State University, Earth Science Building, Normal, IL. 1998, “AQUA”

  • University of Illinois, Champaign, IL. 1996, “ILLINOIS SPLIT”

  • Broward County, Riverwalk, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 1992-95, “CASCADE ARCH”

  • University of Arkansas – Little Rock, School of  Law, Little Rock, AR. 1993, “RES IMMOBILIES”

  • Kravis Center for Performing Arts, West Palm Beach, FL. 1993, “BREAK A LEG”

  • City of Rockville, Rockville, MD. 1988-90, “GUDE’S ARBOR”

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN. 1988, “ELLIPTICAL TRISECT”

  • State of Illinois Building, Chicago, IL. 1986, “URBAN MORAINE”

  • Southern Illinois University- Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL. 1985, “SOUTHERN MORAINE”

  • Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL. 1983, “SILVER OAK”

  • City of Chicago, Chicago, IL. 1980 “JETTY” (First project installed under new program)


Corporate/ Private


  • Memorial Granite Bench, Buffalo, NY, 2013,  “MARY’S BENCH”

  • Art Enterprises, Sculpture Park, Sawyer, MI. 2000, “POTAWATOMI CROSSING”

  • Dargan Park, Pontiac, IL. 1998, “UNTITLED”

  • International Sculpture Symposium, Rustavi, Republic of Georgia, 1991 “RUSTAVI PORTAL”

  • Daniel Corporation, Riverfront Plaza, Richmond, VA. 1990, “RICHMOND”

  • MCL Developers, Chicago, IL. 1989

  • Phillip Swager Associates, Peoria, IL. 1989, “PEORIA PORTAL”

  • Private Commission, Morristown, NJ. 1986, “STONE GAP”

  • Green Companies, Datran Center, Miami, FL. 1984, “SIDEWINDER”

  • Mercedes Benz, Paris, France 1984, “UNTITLED”

  • Private Commission, Richmond, VA. 1984, “UNTITLED”

  • Borg-Warner Corporation, Chicago, IL. 1984, “SILVER BLADE”

  • Anaconda Corporation, Div. of Atlantic Richfield Co., Rolling Meadows, IL.  1981, “ANACONDA”

  • Deerpath Art League, Village of Lake Forest, IL. 1981, “WIND GAP”

  • Dayton Hudson Properties, Roseville Mall, Roseville, MN. 1979, “HEPWORTH’S HILL”

  • Dayton Hudson Properties, Twelve Oaks Mall, Novi, MI. 1978, “LEANER I, II,III, and IV”

  • Dayton Hudson Properties, Meadows Mall, Las Vegas, NV. 1978, “SNOW CREEK”

  • Dayton Hudson Properties, Twelve Oaks Mall, Novi, MI. 1977, “ARCH OF PROMETHEUS”

  • Illinois State University, Center for the Visual Arts, Normal, IL. 1973, “UNTITLED”



  • Mid America Bank, Schaumberg, IL.

  • Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park, Hamilton, OH.

  • Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN.

  • Modern Art Museum, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia

  • McDonald’s Corporation, New York, NY.

  • Lakeview Museum, Peoria, IL.

  • Piedmont Arts Association, Martinsville, VA.

  • National Museum of American Art, Koffler Foundation Collection

  • Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC.

  • Continental Bank, Seattle, WA.

  • Shore Bank, Chicago, IL.

  • Kemper Insurance Companies, Long Grove, IL.

  • Augustan College, Rock Island, IL.

  • City of Galesburg, IL.

  • Del Mar College Library, Corpus Christi, TX.

  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.

  • Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

  • Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park, Governors State University, University Park, IL.




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