Bio and Body of Work

Born
Ylistaro, Finland, May 19, 1919

Education
First art lessons at age 11: Lydia Hardgrave (an English artist who had studied in France). Sault Ste. Marie, Canada: studied techniques for oil, watercolor, charcoal and clay using palette knife and paint brush. 1930-1932

Peter Anderson, Lansing Michigan, subject studied: portraits 1958

Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, instructor, Aires: clay sculpture and construction of plaster of Paris molds 1959

Warner Community College, Lansing, Michigan: oil 1960

Whittier Art Association, Whittier California: life drawing, ceramics 1961-62

Long Beach Community College, Long Beach, California, instructor, Karl Saythower: life drawing and skeletal study 1963-65

Cerritos College, Norwalk, California, instructor, Manuel De Leon: drawing live models 1966

East/West Studios, Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California, instructor, Taro Yashima1: Plein Air oils 1966- 72

Cerritos College, Norwalk, California, instructor, Rudi Aguarie: Art History 1979-80

Cerritos College, Norwalk, California, instructor, Anderson: Plein Air watercolor 1981-82

Long Beach Art Gallery, Long Beach California, instructor Milford Zorence: Plein Air watercolor 1983-84

Solo Exhibitions

Living Desert Museum, Palm Desert, California: Solo 3 day show of paintings of the local desert winter 2003

La Mirada Art Colony, La Mirada, California: Seasonal show 1981 and 1985

Whittier Art Association, Whittier, California, One person show of Plein Air paintings completed in one year sabbatical stay in Finland Spring 1974

Selected Exhibitions

Featured artist of the month Palm Desert Greens Country Club 2007

Palm Desert Greens, California, Annual Art Show: Spring 2005, 2006.

Artists in Action, Metier Gallery, Pittsburgh, California, Fall 2004

Art and Wine Festival, Brentwood California: fall 2004

“Art for Art’s Sake”, Brentwood California: spring 2004

Florida Invitational: Satellite Beach, Florida, featuring art by Alexandra Nechita, Salvador Dali and Anja Maki Fall 2001

Lexus “Art of Perfection”, Cleveland, Ohio Fall 2001

Cerritos College, Norwalk California: Seasonal shows
1981-85

May Company Department Store, La Mirada, California, Rotating Art Show 1983


1 Taro illustrated children’s books Crow Boy and Momo’s kitten