Despite having kicked and screamed my way into the digital age, I now feel entirely at home in this new environment. After decades of honing aesthetic, technical and public speaking abilities as an artist and educator, I joyously swim in this new ocean of communication. Dragging carousels of slides to galleries, museums and lectures is history, and, slide projectors are rare artifacts. As a fully functional human silverback, I find the new technology alluring, necessary and useful beyond my earlier comprehension.

I am what I always wanted to be, an artist. I also discovered my love of teaching and have been an art educator since 1968. I have enjoyed a lifetime of doing what I love to do, and, hopefully, doing it well. I am a human being, a man, a husband, father, grandfather and artist, and am fortunate to be surrounded by family, friends, colleagues and students.

I am the product of my parents, Moshe and Malka. They raised me through the end and aftermath of World War II; from Uzbekistan through Poland, Israel and the US. I owe them my survival, and the love that shaped me into the person I am. My wife, the love of my life, Sara Nuss-Galles, and my children, Arlie Haft and Jeremy Haft and his wife Rachel, and their son and daughter, Declan Caleb and Harper Laura, our grandchildren, make my life full and blessed. Our becoming grandparents has enriched our family. Since marrying Sara in 1980, her love and the love of family and friends continues to inspire my art and validate my place in the world.

I hope that visitors find the artistic journey presented through these images and writings of interest. From time to time the page will be updated as new works are created. If you find my works of interest and want to make them a part of your life, many are available for purchase. Feel free to contact me and please visit again.

In Friendship,



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