|Born August 11, 1895 in New York City.|
Education : Renssaelaer Polytechnic Institute; Art Students League.
Member : American Art Congress.
Author : The Artists Handbook of Materials and Techniques
from an artist supplied vita
in New York City. Moved to Syracuse, NY and was reared
there. Nephew of Dr. Maximilian Toch, a famous paint chemist from
whom he received his education as a paint chemist. His
grandfather founded a paint business in this country in 1848, which
became one of the country's leading manufacturers in its field.
: Educated as chemical engineer at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Eleven years experience in all branches of paint and varnish
Activities in Art Technology : Conservation of
paintings, museum and private practive. Consultant in technology
of paints and painting, and development of new processes.
Chairman U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Standard for Artists Oil Colors.
Founder and Director, Artists Technical Research Institute.
: On staff of Columbia University for 18 years, giving a unique
original course on artists painting materials and techniques, upon
which courses all over the country were patterned. Lecture
courses at the New School for Social Research for five years.
Other course and lectures in numerous colleges, and art schools,
including the Art Students League and Silvermine College of Art.
Consultant to many artists.
Creative Activities : Studied at
Art Students League and privately. Active painter and exhibitor since
1927. Many exhibitions in various parts of the country,member
several artists groups, work in many collections.
Publications : The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques, Viking Press, 1940, revised 1957. British edition revised 1962, Spanish edition also. The Painter's Craft, D. Van Nostrand Co. 1948, revised 1966. Numerous contributions monthly column in Art Digest and Arts Magazine 1952-1958. Technical editor monthly page, American Artists Magazine since 1961. Journals and magazines. Lengthy contributions to Encyclopedia Britannica, and other encyclopedias.
Fellowships : John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation 1952.
Huntington Hartford Foundation 1957. MacDowell Colony 1960 and
1961. Artists Residence Hydra Greece 1964.
Fellow American Institute of Chemsits, Fellow International Institute
for Conservation, Board of Governors, American Society of Contemporary