After serving as an officer in the Navy, Edwin moved to New York City where he attended NYU film school. Looking for a more personal medium, he began to sculpt. His pursuit of personal artistic expression continued through his years in the City to the present. In 1974, he moved from the Village to a Tribeca loft and began in earnest with soapstone, alabaster, and then African wonderstone. He experimented with new shapes in laminated wood, and by carving masks and beasts. By the end of the Eighties, having supported himself through film and television, he cast a series of masks in aluminum and bronze, which were exhibited in SoHo. Edwin studied with renowned Spanish sculptor, Martin Chirino, both in his studio in Madrid and at Beati Perry’s estate and studio up the Hudson.
In 2005, Edwin submitted his work to the Salmagundi Art Club, and was invited to join. He began to move from masks to figurative work. Cast in bronze, his sculpture, “Friend of the Family”, won Best in Show at the annual member’s exhibition, and “Friend” was invited to join the club’s permanent collection. He also joined the board and served as PR committee chair. In 2010, Edwin changed his membership to non-resident and left New York for Massachusetts, where he has new studio space and continues to work.
New York University, New York City (1968)
Masters of Fine Arts.
Hiram College, Hiram, Ohio (1960)
Bachelor of Science, Economics Major.