Awards & Accomplishments

  • The only non Italian to have a Fresco in the Abbey de Monte Cassino.
  • Among the 15 Frescos he has completed one is considered to be the Largest Secular Fresco in the United States. 
  • Has Exhibited works at the Royal Academy and the Royal Portrait Society
  • Combat Art from Vietnam is Archived through the Smithsonian at the National Marine Corps Museum
  •  Is included in the Art Renewal Center’s exclusive list of “Living Masters” 
  • 2014 Long Leaf Pine Award from the State of North Carolina, recognition of the tremendous cultural impact of his artwork.
  • 2002 Distinguished Alumnus Award, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 2001 Arthur Ross Award for "Excellence in the Classical Tradition"
  • 1976 Leonardo Da Vinci International Art Award
“The greatest draftsman of the 20th Century.”
— Metropolitan Museum of Art Curator Philippe de Montebello

Selected Collections & Commissions

  • The Fremantle Collection, Florence, Italy
  • The Josefowitz Collection, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • The Getty Collection, San Francisco, California
  • The Christie Miller Collection, London, England
  • The Thane of Cawdor Collection, Scotland
  • The Annigoni Collection, Florence, Italy
  • The Sullivan Collection: Paris, France; Miami, Florida; New York, New York
  • The Stillman Collection, Armenia, New York
  • The Dalton Collection, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • The Governor's Mansion Portrait Collection, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • The McColl Collection, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Harvard Business School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • The Wells Collection, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Bank of America Corporate Collection, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • The Mint Museum of Art Collection, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • United States Marine Corps Historical Museum, Washington, District of Columbia

Selected Commissions

  • Gov. Jim Hunt of N.C. (Governor’s Mansion Official Portrait)
  • Gordon Getty and sons
  • Hugh McColl (Former President & CEO of Bank of America)
  • Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Spangler
    • (Portrait for the Harvard Business School Spangler Student Center)
  • Musician Boz Scaggs and wife
  • Philanthropist Chauncey Stillman
  • Author and Poet Reynolds Price
  • Author Danielle Steele and family
  • Erskin Bowles (President of the University of North Carolina System)

Selected Exhibitions:

  • 2010 Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, North Carolina
  • 1997 Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1995 Oglethorpe Museum, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1994 Hickory Museum, Hickory, North Carolina
  • 1971-1992 Gaston - McKenna Galleries, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1982-1991 Pittore del Falterona, Catagno, Italy
  • 1975-1991 Royal Portrait Society, London, England
  • 1989-1990 American Realism Abroad Traveling Exhibition: Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine; Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio; Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, Kansas
  • 1987 Wunderlich & Co., New York, New York
  • Lewis Weiller Competition, Paris, France; Meredith College Art Gallery, Raleigh, North Carolina; Roaring Gap Exhibition, Roaring Gap, North Carolina
  • 1983 Galerie Robinson, Paris, France
  • 1978 Chimera Gallery, San Fransisco, California
  • 1977 Saletta Gonnelli, Florence, Italy