Among numerous recognitions, he received a post-doctoral Fulbright award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He is a recipient of the Logan Prize for Sculpture and an award from the National Institute of Arts and Letters.
He served as a trustee for the Hartford Art School, and later served as regent. In 2007, was conferred an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree by Albertus Magnus College.
Memorial donations are suggested to WAIM (Windham Area Interfaith Ministry), P.O. Box 221, Willimantic, CT. 06226.
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