drawing 2015 23"x30"
drawing 2013 19"x22"
ThreeFigures 2009
Cyclists as seen in Germany 1976
people at the airport 1975
Museum of Modern Art, NYC 1975
Munich, Germany 1975
Gaby at the piano, Denver 1999.

I had been actively sketching from the time I departed for Germany in 1975. I would take long walks or bicycle in the countryside with my sketchbook drawing landscapes, rural scenes and portraits. Wandering around Nuremberg, the 16th century home of Albrecht Durer, I drew the architecture, street scenes and construction sites where a modern subway system was being built. Trying to make some money I peddled printed cards with these scenes and made sidewalk paintings with colored chalk in a busy shopping zone. 

 

I spent a lot of time at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum drawing from their collection of historic musical instruments. It was there that I was allowed to study the original drawings of the masters from the national collection.  Curators there allowed me to handle portfolios containing etchings, engravings and drawings. My repeated visits yielded a memorable special privilege. From the deepest vault I was handed a rare drawing of Albrecht Durer. For those few moments I felt in some spiritual communication with the master. I had visited his home, read his letters and now proposed to live in his town. 

 

 

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