|I must rcognize that art is a factor of my heritage. My father's business was art and photography as it applies to commercial advertising, and I came under this influence. However, this does not establish that I should harbor a fascination with the discipline of art. |
My place in time is such that I was destined to be caught up in the political, economic, and sociological conflict know as The Second World War. For a time I served in the Army Signal Corps. Subsequently I entered the army's pilot training program, earned my wings, and served as a pilot in the Army Air Corps.
It is probably during this period of my life that I began to recognize the true significance of art in the attainments of civilization.
The Atomic bomb ended the war before I saw combat. I returned to civilian life, and studied fine art at the University of Texas. However, my professional career was spent disigning, building, and installing commercial advertising exhibits and displays.
I am retired now, and pursue my art background for the simple satisfaction of creative endeavor. However, I still find that I harbor a great fascination with the profound influence art exerts upon the attainments of civilization and its dynamic impact upon the course of human destiny.