Milton Avery, Jim Dine, Jasper Johns, Robert Motherwell, James Rosenquist and Tony Smith are amongst the most famous artists of the 20th century. It was an incredible honor for my art work to have been exhibited along with works by these celebrities.
A few months ago, in reviewing my files, I came across a 1982 correspondence from an artist friend of mine, Marvin Lieberman, from 1982. He mentioned that there was a write-up about me in Art in America. Well, in 1982 I was busy finishing up my residency at the Mayo Clinic, and organizing a move of my family to Toronto, Canada. Cross-border moves, especially when they entail citizenship issues, can be extremely complex and time consuming—as was the case here. It was not possible for me to look for this issue at that time. I was finally able to locate the March 1982 issue of Art in America, in the holdings of the Chicago Public Library.
Exhibits of my work, along those of these celebrities, took place from 1980 through 1992, in the Dolly Fiterman Art Gallery in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
(This is a belated blog entry.)