The following information was submitted by Farrol Mertes:
Born: Detroit, Michigan August 15, 1928; deceased: San Fernando, California May 17, 1977.
While living in Europe, he was diagnosed with cancer, returned home to Los Angeles and died a few months later at the age of 49. His tombstone reads: "Life is short but art lives forever" in Latin.
Studied: Chiounard Art Center/Students Art League; AA: Cass Technical Institute, Detroit, Michigan; MFA: California State Los Angeles, Los Angeles
Idealized: Kaethe Kollwitz, Ben Shahn & George Grosz, Pablo Picasso.
Head of the Art Department, Camp Roberts, Monterey, California; teacher: Paramount Junior High School, Los Angeles, California; teacher: Adams
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