1922

Born Jevel Demikovosky on March 27th in Snovsk, Ukraine.

 

1923

Emigrated with his mother to Brooklyn, NY.

 

1939

Scholarship to the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.

 

1939-1942

Attended the National Academy of Design, New York.

Drafted into US Army

 

1940-1942

Attended the Beaux Arts Institute, New York.

 

1945

Marries Gladys Katz

 

1948

Birth of daughter, Eve

 

1949

Studied with Ossip Zadkine in the Zadkine School of Sculpture, Paris.

 

1949-1950

Attended the Academia de la Grande Chaumiere, Paris.

 

1951

Divorce from first wife

 

1952

B.S., New York University, New York.

 

1954

M.A., New York University, New York.

 

1954-1955

Associate Professor of Art, State University of New York at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY.

 

1955-1956

Curator, New York University Art Education Gallery, New York, NY.

Marries Andrea Hill Pearce

 

1956-1963

Art Instructor and Fine Arts Department Coordinator, C. W. Post College, Long Island University, Greenvale, NY.

 

1957

Birth of daughter, Lauren

 

1963-1967

Instructor in Art, Bennington College, Bennington, VT.

 

1964

Awarded Purchase Prize, Ford Foundation, New York, NY.

 

1967

First Prize and Gold Medal, 30th Biennial Exhibition, Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC.

 

1973

Divorce from second wife

 

1975

Distinction in the Arts Award, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.

 

1980

Maries Joan C. Fourgis Gorby

 

1987

Sally and Milton Avery Professor, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.

 

1991

Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sceinces, Cambridge, MA.

 

1993

Associate, National Academician, National Academy of Design, New York, NY.

 

1996

Distinguished Artist  Arkansas Celebration of the Arts, Hot Springs, Arkansas 
 

1997

Honorary Doctorate of Arts" Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, Ct

 

1998

Honorary Doctorate of Arts Keene State College, University of New Hampshire

 

2003

Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH

 

2006

Member of the Academy of Arts and Letters

 

2007

Skowhegan Award for Painting

 

Dies February 4 in New York, NY.

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Olitski Studio, South Shaftsbury, VT 1964.

photo by Cora Ward