Born into an artistic family in New York in 1913, Ted began painting in oil at the age of 7. His Hungarian immigrant parents insisted that their 3 children, Ted, Charles and Ruth pursue their own artistic talents. Lagos, his father, was a published writer who worked in the garment district of Manhattan, while Llona, his mother was a singer.
When he was 7, Ted began his art education at the Leonardo da Vinci School of Art in Manhattan. He began working with clay at age 10 and later won a 3 year scholarship to the Master Institute of the Roerich Museum in New York. He was then introduced to the Oriental Arts from China and Japan in which he learned the fundamentals of dynamic symmetry. His brother Charles became a successful commercial artist while Ruth, his sister, became a painter. In 1947, they had a joint exhibition, “The Three Egris,” in New York’s Roko Gallery.
#264 Untitled (Abstract Cones), n.d.
entire piece: 10 3/8 × 15 × 12 in. (26.4 × 38.1 × 30.5 cm)