Fred has been a successful free-lance illustrator for over four decades. His clientele stretches around the globe.
His awards have included two acceptances into the NY Society of Illustrators Annual Exhibition. Recent nationally recognized assignments have included a DVD cover series for Guitar Workshop of famous blues guitarists including Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, Lead Belly, Blind Willie Johnson, Lightnin' Hopkins, and Charley Patton. Other nationally recognized clients have included: NY Times, SONY Music, BMG/RCA/County, Koppers Corp, Westinghouse, WQED, Saturday Evening Post, Cable in the Classroom, Shanachie Recordings, Yankee, PNC Bank, Home Depot, National Science Foundation, Boy Scouts, AMERICA Magazine, Phillips-Exeter Academy, Dartmouth, and Carnegie Mellon.
Fred taught Advanced Illustration to seniors in the Illustration Program at Carnegie Mellon University for 14 years. He has lectured widely on his work both as an independent artist and in his roles as Graphic Artists Guild (GAG) President 1991-1993 and Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators (PSI) President from 2000 to 2004. In 2003, Fred was a Speaker at the ICON3 National Illustration Conference in Philadelphia. He currently serves PSI as Treasurer and New Member Contact and was presented a 20 YEARS OF SERVICE award by the PSI Board.
Fred’s nature illustration is permanently installed at the Smithsonian/National Zoo in Washington DC, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, and Moraine State Park Jennings Education Center. A retrospective exhibition including 85 works of his scientific illustration was shown in 2009 at the Moench Hall Gallery on the campus of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, Indiana. Fred exhibited his Bill Monroe American Traveler CD cover for two years at the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, KY. His CD cover Stop & Listen for the Mississippi Sheiks was recently purchased for permanent display at the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame Museum in Memphis, TN. Fred recently staged a 40-year retrospective at CCAC Boyce Campus east of Pittsburgh.
Fred was privileged to illustrate the 32-page book “America and the Holocaust” in 2021. Fred considers this a lifetime highlight. This book has been placed on the WETA/Washington DC National Public TV Educational Resources website to accompany study of the Ken Burns recent documentary of the same name, and the book continues to gain international exposure through features in The Times of Israel and availability in the National Holocaust Museum.