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An interview by and , curator curator Jack Rosenberg First of all, I’m honored by your interest in my work: thank you abens. I have been fortunate to study both in the U.S. and in Europe: at the New York Academy of Art, the Florence Academy of Art and at the Prince Charles Drawing School. Each of these institutions added something of value to my training and to my eye. They gave me an invaluable grounding in traditional skills that continues to shape my art. ways of seeing, ways of creating, ways of interpreting and ways of expressing. While developing as an educated artist, I think it is important to absorb as much information, and experience as possible; and to be open to learning about and seeing other artist’s visions. Looking back, I view my art education as essential and invaluable. It gave me an introduction to art history, technical skills, I was educated in the canon of Western Art, raised on the Old Masters, nourished by the Renaissance, and weaned by 4 04 Special Issue