Born and raised in New York, I began painting at the age of seven. People were always the main focus of my artistic endeavors. My art education began at The Art Student's League and continued with The School of Visual Arts and Parsons School of Design, in New York City. I exhibited and received many awards as a painter. Many of my works are in private collections, notably the late Prime Minister of Israel, Golda Meir. All images supplied by the artist are NOT "public domain". Used by permission.