African-American sculptor known for Abstract Figurative and Early Modern styles. He made Chester, a portrait of an African-American boy.
He attended the California School of Fine Arts and studied under sculptors Beniamino Bufano and Ralph Stackpole.
He was one of the first African-American artists in California to achieve a national reputation.
He married Pearl Lawson in 1915.
He and Anne Froelick were both members of the communist party.