About the Artist Biography

Biographical Notes

Born in Oklahoma City, son of Lola Grubbs and Bela Mohr.

Sister Sandra (b. 1941) born before World War II and joined by brother Jon (b. 1953) after the Korean War.

Family moved to Tucson.

1965 – 69
Attended the University of Arizona. Received a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology with minors in chemistry and math.

Married Carole Martin.
First daughter Gina born.

Moved to northern California.

Worked in the Hematology Department at Stanford University Medical Center. Lunch times were spent across the street at the art museum studying Stanford’s Rodin collection.
The bust of Victor Hugo began my transition from science to art.

Attended San Jose State University to study biochemistry and microbiology.

1972 – 76
Worked nights and summers (while at SJSU) in the computer center at NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Field in the southern San Francisco bay area.

Divorced from Carole Mohr.
Moved to Tucson and started a real estate and building business.


Married artist Judy Snodgrass.
Son Aaron born.

1983 – 84
Attended the University of Arizona department of Architecture.

Second daughter Robyn born.

1984 – 85
Attended the University of Arizona Art department to study drawing and printmaking.

Began drawing from the figure approximately 20 hours per week at open studios across Tucson.

Joined the open studio group at The Drawing Studio in Tucson.

1999 – 2001
Vice-president and President of the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild

2001 – present
Board and faculty member at The Drawing Studio


My preferred mediums in art are clay for three dimension, oil and watercolor for painting, and graphite for drawing.

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