During this time I befriended Franz Kline, Bill deKooning, and
other painters. Like most of the artists, we hung out at the
Cedar Bar. On Friday nights we had something called the Artists'
Club, which met at Ken Campbell's sculpture studio on 14th
St and other places for discussion and refreshments. Besides
painting I worked at a framing shop where I framed Miros,
Matisses, Hoppers, Milton Averys, Renoirs and other masters.
I also taught at the Brooklyn Museum, Horace Mann School,
and other places.
In 1966, I moved west to teach at Ohio State. They made me
an offer I couldn't refuse. Three years later, the University
of Maryland did the same thing. I moved to Maryland in 1969,
bought a 200 year old stone farmhouse, built a studio, and
have lived happily ever after, painting, teaching and taking
care of my sheep.