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My Artwork: This summary, large as it is, this is just about half of a general overview of the many projects I have completed over the past 40 or so years.
Most poignantly missing is my opera/theater portfolio, which was stolen out of the trunk of my car in Amsterdam in 1980.
My music: I have written nearly 200 songs including songs I wrote for my children as they were growing up.
My Prose & Poetry:I am just beginning to review my box-loads of my prose and poetry written over the years from age 14 to the present (). You can read a small sampling on my blog,"When Bells Ring."
My Architecture: Having designed opera, theater and film sets for many years, it was a pleasure to design my own house. See it here.
My Food: Food and cooking has always been an essential part of what keeps me sane. Keep up with my regularly updated cooking videos on Cooking With Anton
b. 1954, Aspen, Colorado
English, French, German, limited Italian
Cities lived in:
New York, Montreal, Winnipeg,
Salt Lake City, San Francisco,
Düsseldorf, Paris, Munich,
Professional Career Span:
"How can you do so many things and still do them all well?"
I do one thing at a time.
Forty years is a long time.
In 1973, at the age of 18, I arrived in New York with $6.00.
I went to Juilliard looking for a friend of mine. That morning I was hired to work in props. Three weeks later I was the head of the scenic department of the Juilliard Theater. I began moonlighting as assistant to the designers.
In 1974 I was awarded a scholarship to study dance with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens in Montreal. As a diversion, I visited a cartoon animation studio.
I was asked to stay and was trained while I worked.
In 1978 while working for the San Francisco Opera I was invited to Europe to assist in a production of Wagner's Ring. I developed a system for translating a 2-dimensional drawing into 3-dimensional space (accurately) using a programmable handheld calculator (before I had ever heard of computers doing 3-D rendering).
Many other career variations and enhancements came to me in the same serendipitous way. Often, when someone had a problem and there was no job description to solve it, I was called in informally to solve a problem and then asked to stay.
I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to the people and mentors who were, and continue to be, so generous with their enthusiasm and friendship along the way.