Born in New York City in 1952, Chris spent a considerable amount of time in museums as a child, fascinated by Dada and Surrealism. An early interest in photography transformed into a desire to make steel sculpture. He majored in English in college, took sculpture courses, and found David Smith’s work and life very compelling. After college he attended, first, the Skowhegan School and then the New York Studio School, where he studied with Clement Meadmore, William Tucker, and George Spaventa. Chris has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, has taught at Bennington College, and is currently on staff at Union College, which has supported him and his work for the past 24 years.
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