Illustrator; painter; violinist.  Born– Birmingham.  Married Anita [Johnson].  Children– three.  Married– Sahira Tamira Malik. Education; Birmingham schools; studied music and art in France at the Studio of Gene Paul Lawrence and at the Academie Julian; studied at the Art Institute of Chicago; Pratt Institute; and the National Academy School of Fine Arts in New York.  Served in US Army Special Services, WWII.  Began his career as a violinist; performed internationally in Europe and Africa.  After he injured his wrist in a horseback riding accident, he turned to art as a career;  illustrated more than 200 books and has paintings hung in museums and galleries.  Contributed articles to many journals and books.


Illustrators of Books for Young People, 2nd ed.

Something about the Author online.


Kenny.  New York:  Holt, 1957.

Piankhy the Great.  Nashville:  T. Nelson, 1962.