About the Artist
Art on your walls will secure the environment, and make it your Home,
no matter where you live.
"Scorpio Rising for Kenneth Anger" in a sympatico environment
"Passive Blue" adds a profound sense of Color to a starkly simple room.
"Spring" and "Autumn" hang well to bring austerity and color fo a simple environment.
My family made their livings in the Arts. Cousin Jerome Robbins, was a World Renown Choreographer and Ballet Dancer. Uncle, Herman Don Yero had studios in New York, Paris and London, Herman designed costumes and accessories for the Ziegfeld Follies. My father Leonard was a well known miniaturist. His work is in many public and private collections, as well as having made miniature rooms for the Helena Rubinstein Collection. He also created set models for Jo Meltziner, legendary Broadway Set Designer. Uncle Herman made the arrangements for Mr. Fiene to view my student work, and that led to my acceptance as a student.
After Mr. Fiene died on a trip to Paris in 1965 I continued a year with Andrew Lukasch. After graduating High School, I registered for Full Time classes with Will Barnet for drawing and painting, drawing with Earl Mayan and Robert Beverley Hale for Anatomy, Jose De Creeft for sculpture.
In September 1967 I had a One Man Show at Upsala University.
Gallery 55 was at 55, 7th Avenue, Park Slope Brooklyn NY 1968 My Paintings are on the back wall.
In December 1968 we moved to Amsterdam, where I developed a theory of Color .That time in Europe was highly productive. I saw the fulfillment of mys color studies and developed a use of color as it related to my use of form.
We Returned to Greenwich Village and I shared a painting studio at 240 West 4th Street in the West Village with painter Michael C. Pavao, who exhibited with for a number of years afterward. The building had once housed John Sloan and his wife Dolly.
In the Spring of 1970 I had a One Man Show at the Avanti Galleries on 72nd Street and Park Avenue in New York. On exhibit were all my Mono-climates produced in Holland the year before.
The Gallery was owned by Frances Wynshaw and Roma Gerard. who was of the Whitney Family, and she bought many of my works. Mike Pavao and I both were represented by Avanti, sharing the walls in Spring 1971. Early Fall saw us opening our Greenwich Village studio for a two man show that was extraordinarily well attended and very successful.
I organized a critically acclaimed exhibit in the '73 season at Albin Zeglen Gallery, SoHo. "Interpretations of Sexuality". Women artists were having trouble getting shows in galleries, so I went to the Women's Inter-arts Center on west 55th street. The show was a critical success and propelled the careers of Audrey Flack, Louise Bourgeois and others.
I did not exhibit again until 1991 when Pavao and I mounted a Manhattan show - "11 Diverse Artists", showing works by 11 former students of Will Barnet, Among them Richard Barnet, Will's son, Takeshi Kawashima and Dan Cazio.
I held a one man show at the Community Center in Deal New Jersey 1991. Another show that Spring at Kevin Cooper Galleries in Jersey City saw the 11 Artists back together again. I followed in 1992 with a show at the Robert Baum Gallery in Sea Girt New Jersey.
In 2001 I married Mary Elizabeth Barnet, eldest daughter of my teacher, Will Barnet. Mary is an internationally reknown poet, founder and editor of PoetryMagazine.com on the web. In 2006 she published her 7th volume of poetry The New American, illustrated with many of my works. It has received tremendous critical acclaim.
Most recently Mary Barnet released her newest book; "86 Sonnets for the 21st Centruy, available at Amazon.com. My artwork is featured as well. I truly recommend her Poetry to all.
I believe I am a part of an international tradition in painting. I aligned myself with the plastic ideals of the the De Stijl artists.
In September of 2011 I had a "50 years in Art" Retrospective at the Ocean County College Galleries of Fine Art in Toms River Township.
I have shown continuosly in New York Venues with the Outreach Program of The Art Students League of New York since 2010.