I grew up in Astoria, Queens and attended Brooklyn Polytechnic University. After a stint in the army, I got married, moved to Park Slope and taught engineering at Brooklyn Technical High School. In 1972, as a teacher I started sculpting, often spending 10 to 15 hours each week working with clay, stone, marble, steel and bronze. Eventually after 25 years I started working in ink and colored pencil. I have written, illustrated, and published two books—one on the alphabet and one about numbers. I have done a series of pieces about New York City and Brooklyn for the New York Times, and currently I am working on a series about the parks of NYC. I have also been an editorial cartoonist for a weekly educational newsletter.