The gallery exhibits modern and contemporary art, designing and producing classical and contemporary murals, restoration & conservation decorative arts, painting & sculpture.
Born in Oakland, CA. Survived by loving and devoted wife Frances
(Thanash); sisters-in-law, Mary Thodas, Charlotte Derdevanis; and
brother-in-law, Arthur Thanash and wife Roberta; stepmother, Mary Dutro;
and many nieces and nephews. Graduated from Technical High, Oakland.
Began his lifelong opera career as a teenager with the Opera in San
Francisco with Maestro Casiglia. He was one of the few singers of the
first Merola Opera. When he sang with the Pacific Opera in SF he was
with his lifetime coach Maestro Nino Comel. In 1954 he sang the American
premier of Carmina Burana. After winning the American Opera Auditions
he made his European debut in Milan, Italy. He stayed in Europe for 25
years singing in major opera houses and the last 15 years in Berlin,
Germany. He majored in Verdi roles and was known for his dramatic acting
as well as his baritone voice.
Fine Art Gallery.