in Hartford, Connecticut
Graduated from New England College, Henneker, N.H., U.S.A.
with a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts and Humanities.
(Pictured left: "Satyricon",
Stainless Steel on Marble,
7 feet tall,
private collection. copyright 1970)
Started creating metal sculptures at age 9, and won first
prize in the "National Scholastic Arts Awards"
in 1961 with a wooden sculpture. It went on tour around the U.S.
Went on to experiment in various mediums and kinetic sculpture
throughout high school and college, Numerous privately commissioned
works in metal were made during this period.
evolution from sculpting various metals to small jewelry sculpture
utilizing gemstones. Personally owned and operated a jewelry store,
in New London, N.H., form 1970 to 1972.
store opened in Avon, CT 1973 to 1975.
built own studio in Central New Hampshire and has been working
there since that time.
to the use of manufactured stones in jewelry making, gem carving
was the next step in the natural progression.
became completely engrossed in gem carving, jewelry making was
abandoned and full time concentration given over to carving of
all sizes, from miniature works to major sculptures.
work is asymmetrical, but visually balanced" Michael M. Dyber
Since 1987, many major awards have been won internationally and
nationally for gem designing (see Awards)
In 1994, he became the first American to ever win 1st Prize
in the most prestigious gem design competition in the world, the 25th annual German Award for Jewelry and Precious Stones,
Idar -Oberstein 1994.
again,in 2009, he became the only American to win 1st,
twice in the 40th German Award for Jewelry & Precious
Stones, Idar-Oberstein international cutting competition.
goal is "to apply the laws of optics,
to one of the oldest art forms. Go beyond what as been
the world of compositional designs. To create infinite designs."
Gem Collection, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Museum of Natural History, Cambridge, MA
Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, PA
Institute of America Museum, Carlsbad, CA
Boston Museum of Science, Boston, MA
William Weinman Mineral Museum, Cartersville, GA
New Mexico Museum of Natural History, Albuquerque, NM
Gemological Institute of America Museum,
Exhibit Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art,
2014 Solo Exhibit Wertz Gallery, Carnegie Museum of Natural