Talent

Jan 13, 2020

When I found out I was good at art… It was inherited. It’s not something that I had any control over. I just inherited it. I inherited it from my father, who was a professional artist. I was a professional artist, and I have a child; one of my sons is a professional artist. We have a very good time at it. It’s wonderful being an artist.

My father did painting. I could paint, and I always painted. When I was in Cooper Union, I painted. I can’t say that I was the greatest painter in the world, but I had a good time doing it. My stuff was exhibited, which I thought was terrific. Well, it was exhibited in school from a very early age. No, actually I did have a piece of artwork exhibited in Macy’s when I was a young child; a skater. I really loved ice skating. I wasn’t very good at it, but I loved it.

Then later I did print ads, and I also wrote radio commercials and TV commercials. I was very lucky.

I have a younger son who is also an artist. He does commercial art as well. His company’s called Addison Design.

I think we’re very lucky. That’s all. It’s something you inherit. It’s not something that… It’s just that you inherited it; you had that skill you inherited, and I’m very grateful for it. I trained. Sure I did. I went to Cooper Union, which is a very tough art school to get into.

I also wrote TV commercials. I did a lot of stuff. I really enjoyed it, and I still enjoy it. And I’m still painting. Oh, I keep very busy.

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