I was born in Budapest and as a child I wanted to pick up other people's throw-aways, but was not allowed to do so. After high school graduation, still a teenager, I immigrated to Switzerland, the cleanest country on earth, where you never could get in contact with junk. Five years later I arrived to the United States and eagerly started recycling, even before it became popular, hoarding rusty metals, weathered plywood boards and other unwanted, but interesting objects, keeping them in my yard. I also started to raid swap-meets and junk stores; my house went through a metamorphosis when I applied those found object to its walls, doors, entry way and fences. In the meantime I'd earned an MFA at California State University, Long Beach, and continued to concentrate my artistic activities on print making. Eventually I started to organize the objects I'd been collecting into art works by assembling them into new meanings completely different from their former utilitarian past.
I returned to my early love of drawing, this time in color and started examining the underlying structures and inner life force of seemingly common organic forms, such as fruits and vegetables, attempting to reveal the magical contained within the ordinary. I've also begun to explore the conjunction of anatomical and abstract elements into integrated relationships.
I am an honorable member of the Los Angeles Printmaking Society, where I served as president in 1980. I am also a member of the Los Angeles Assemblage Group, Color Pencil Society of America and SCWCA.
In April 2007 I was given a 40 year retrospective exhibition at the Mt. San Antonio College Art Gallery in Walnut, California.