born in Vienna, Austria in 1921. After he was graduated from high school,
in 1939, he moved to New York City. He enlisted in the Army and served in
both Africa and Italy during World War II. After the war he returned to
New York, studied under the GI Bill, and began a career in pattern making
and designing for the clothing industry. In 1947 he got married and had
one son. He worked until he retired in 1984.
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moved to Leisure World in California right after retirement. There he continued
his life long passion of working with his hands. He studied jewelry making
and enameling. He also painted in watercolors, a skill he studied while
in school and further developed over his lifetime.
1996 he began lapidary work under the tutelage of Conrad Grundke. He made
his first commesso (intarsia) in 2000.