Born 1921 in Romania (present day Moldova). In 1927, he migrated with his family to Toronto.
In his teens he studied art at Central Technical School, then served in the Canadian Army from 1942 to 1945. About the time he was joining the Army he won a national poster competition organized by the Art Gallery of Toronto, now the Art Gallery of Ontario. After the war, he studied printmaking, drawing, painting and sculpture at the Ontario College of Art (1946-1947). Following his studies he travelled extensively throughout Canada, Mexico, Europe and the Middle East.
In 1969, he was awarded a grant for a three month drawing tour of First Nations communities. The result was six hundred drawings which received critical praise.
His national and international reputation came to rest on his sculptures. In 1983 he was awarded first prize in the National Open Sculpture Competition for the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Monument to be erected in Toronto. He completed the monument in 1985. He was award the Rabin International Presentation Sculpture in 1996 in Los Angles.
He died 1 July 2018.
Content biography & Cover dust jacket front:
Queen’s Cowboy. Writ., Kerry Wood. Macmillan Co. of Canada, 1960.
Content novel & Cover dust jacket front:
The Mystery Of The Muffled Man. Writ., Max Braithwaite. Little Brown & Co (Canada) Ltd., 1962.
|Star Weekly Magazine,….: “A Loyalist Soldier Returns to Spain,…. “Writ., Hugh Garner.|
|9 Apr. 1960: “Pt. 1”: 3, 4, 6, 25-27.
16 Apr. 1960: “Pt 2: The Last Crusade”: 12-14, 35.
23 Apr. 1960: “Pt 3: Was the Crusade Worth The Cost?”: 14, 15, 17.
The illustration from the dust jacket of The Mystery Of The Muffled Man.