A wood carver and bronze sculptor of works captivating the female form, he was also a professor emeritus of Ohio University. His career spanned more than 68 years, progressing from folk images to stylized forms. In addition to the art and academic worlds, he had explored farming, founding an art colony, drumming in a jazz band and collecting Americana. His works appear in more than 25 museums, including the DeCordova Museum, Butler Institute of American Art and the Milwaukee Museum. Pieces in public collections can be found from New York and New Mexico to the Netherlands.