Chronology

1956
Began career in advertising, designing and producing calendars for major corporations such as Standard Oil, Nehi Colas Bottling Co., Pabst, Coors, Caterpillar and Allis Chalmmers.

1959
Moved to southern California, and began work at Cinema Arts designing and producing artwork for major motion picture studios such as MGM, Universal, Paramount, 20th Century-Fox and Walt Disney. Set up photo studio in Hollywood and began doing celebrity portraits to supplement income.

1966
Was hired by the Walt Disney Studio in Burbank, California to create motion picture ad campaigns.

1968
Began color photography of the California landscape. Took first major trip to the northwest and Canada. Fell in love with the beauty of the western landscape in the National Parks.

1970
Met Ansel Adams on the beach on a trip to Carmel. Viewed his black and white prints at his home, conferred on technical aspects of making the fine print. Began serious black and white photography of the landscape.

1971
Enrolled in Ansel Adams workshop on the first trip to Yosemite.

1973
Executive producer of the full-length feature motion picture, "Seven Wonders of the West", for major theatrical release.

1974
Studio and commercial/architectural work became prominent factor.

1978
Continues studio work, portraits which evolve into wedding photography. Enrolls in the Art Center School of Photography in Pasadena, California.

1979
Buys 4x5 Omega view camera and makes first large format black and white photographs of the California landscape.

1981
Makes trip of the Southwest, covering more than 5000 miles, to photograph the landscape with large format camera. Builds fully appointed darkroom to develop and print large format images.

1983
Publishes book of black and white photography, "The Magnificent Light"--with introduction by Dale Evans Rogers. Makes book tour with signings at Waldenbook stores. After photo session at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California, begins long association with Roy Rogers and Dales Evans, doing portraiture for Roy Rogers Restaurants. Photography for covers for Roy Rogers and Dale Evans album covers.
Exhibition--S.O.C.A.P. (Geneve) Salon de La Photographie Internationale.

1984
Exhibition--Centre International D'Art Contemporain, Paris, France. Makes trip to the High Sierra to photograph.

1985
Exhibition--Bicentennial Art Museum, Paris, Illinois--Lectured on the "Photographic Image Today and Pre-visualization".
Exhibition--Arles, France, Rencontres Internationales de la Photographic. Makes extensive trip to the High Sierra to photograph. Meets and befriends photographer Morley Baer in Carmel, California.

1987
Published calendar of images of Yosemite for Noland Paper Company. Published article on 'Nature Photography' for Studio Photography Magazine.

1988
Exhibition--Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies, Brand Art Museum, Glendale, California.
Exhibition--International Art Competition, New York. Makes trip to Arizona to photograph Canyon de Chelly.

1989
Exhibition--Photographic Center of Monterey, California. Photographs selected by, and for use in calendar for 25th anniversary of the Music Center of Los Angeles--Center for Performing Arts.

1990
Exhibition--and award for "Onions and Dried Grass", Asethetics '90, McPherson College, McPherson, Kansas.

1991
Exhibition--Swope Art Museum, Terre Haute, Indiana.
Exhibition--Aesthetics '91, McPherson College, McPherson, Kansas.

1992
Exhibition--and award for "Aspens, Early Morning Light", Grand Teton National Park. Aesthetics '92, McPherson College, McPherson, Kansas.
Exhibition--Center Photographic Arts, Carmel, California.
Exhibition--Lubbock Fine Arts Center, Illuminance '92. Makes trip to Arizona to photograph Canyon de Chelly and the Grand Canyon.

1993
Published hard cover monograph, "IMAGES: Expressive Moments From the Mind's Eye". Prints and releases a series of limited edition 16x20 prints in conjunction with the publishing of "Images" book.
Exhibition--Aesthetics '93, McPherson College, McPherson, Kansas.
Exhibition--Brea Art Museum, Brea, California.
Exhibition--Illuminance '93, Lubbock Fine Arts Museum.

1994
Takes up residence in Paris, Illinois, to photograph the southern and eastern areas of the U.S., including New England.

1995
Exhibition--Bicentennial Art Museum, Paris, Illinois, lecture: "Language of the Camera Eye". Did comprehensive interview with Shutterbug Magazine regarding photographic printing of the fine print for exhibition, and relationship with Ansel Adams.

1996
Creates original concept art ideas for the development of the Hollywood Chinese Theatre float for the Tournament of Roses Parade, Pasadena, California. Float wins Governor's Trophy award. Major trip with photographer William Blunt, covering 5500 miles, photographing the pueblos, sand dunes and monuments of the Southwest. Begins series of still life photographs. Makes trip to Carmel, California to photograph at Pt Lobos, the Pacific coastline, and Carmel Valley.

1997
Exhibition--Swope Art Museum, Terre Haute, Indiana. Lectured and presented slide show on photography, and on Ansel Adams contribution to the photography student and the profession.
Exhibition--Art Prospect '97, La Jolla, California/Awarded Best in exhibit.
Exhibition--Center for Photographic Art, Carmel California. Signs with Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, for representation.

1998
Attends major opening and exhibit for the new Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Exhibits the Fine Print of Landscape and Still Lifes at Gerald Peters Gallery Grand Opening.

2000
Exhibition--Americas 2000, Northwest Art Center, Minot State University, Minot ND. Continues series of still life images.

2001
Bicentennial Art Museum, Paris, Illinois--"Silver Nuances: Abstracts and Still Lifes". Lectured on the process of photographing the detail of close-up subjects.

2002
Exhibition--Lake Land College, Mattoon, Illinois. Received four awards including: "Twigs on the Dunes", Best of Show--"Dunes, Sunrise, Colorado".

2003
Publishes instructional thesis on the making of black and white photographs for the negative to the traditional darkroom print.

2005
Judging and lectures on photography show at Lincoln Trails College, Robinson, Illinois.

2007
Signs with PHOTOGENESIS; Gallery of Photography, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2008
Lectures and judges group photography exhibit at Bicentennial Art Museum in Illinois.

THIRTY YEAR RETROSPECTIVE,  Silver Nuances: The Museum Set, 60 Fine Art Photographs, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, Indiana, September thru December, 2008

Student body lecture on Photography over the past 50 years--April, 2008, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, Indiana.

2009
Return exhibition, Rose Hulman Institute of Technology---
THE SOUTHWEST: Its Land...Its Culture...Its Luminous Spirit

2010
Major exhibition--Of Substance and Solitude--Halcyon Museum of Fine Arts, Terre Haute, Indiana.

Lecture Swope Art Alliance, Terre Haute, Indiana, May 2010

Exhibition, November thru December--Bicentennial Art Museum, Paris, Illinois--Three Decades Retrospective

2011
Makes extensive trip west to photograph Arizona and the west coast of California, Oregon and Washington covering Olympic National Park, Glacier National Park in Montana, and the Badlands of South Dakota.

2012
Makes trip to Tennessee and Great Smokey Mountain National Park to photograph with the large format camera.

2013
Makes trip to the east coast and the mountains of West Virginia to photograph ice forms.

Exhibition, July--Bicentennial Art Museum, Paris, Illinois.

Exhibition, October--Gaslight Art Colony

2014
Exhibition, February--Bicentennial art Museum, Paris, Illinois


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