Twentieth-century sculptor, printmaker, and painter who received the prestigious Logan Medal of the Arts.
He was a student at the Cleveland School of Art from 1905 to 1907; afterwards, he moved to Paris, where he studied at La Palette.
He influenced the development of American modernist art by incorporating into his work elements of cubism and fauvism.
He was the eighth child of 10 that were born to a Lithuanian Jewish family residing in Jurbarkas. He married Marguerite Thompson in December of 1912.
He was influenced by Paul Cezanne and other European artists.