He studied at the National Academy of Design between 1935 and 1941 with Leon Kroll and held his first solo exhibition in 1947 at the New York Contemporary Arts Gallery.
His work is in public collections including those of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Butler Institute of American Artist World’s Fair, New York J.B. Neumann Gallery, New York Toledo Museum, Toledo Ohio Corcoran Art Gallery, Washington, District of Columbia University of Illinois Art Museum Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Whitney Museum, New York São Paulo Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo, Brazil Norfolk Museum, Norfolk, Virginia The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, District of Columbia Butler Art Institute, Youngstown, Ohio Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Norfolk Museum, Virginia Albrecht Museum, Saint Joseph’s University, Missouri The Museum in Ein Hod, Israel Butler Art Institute, Youngstown, Ohio Wichita Art Museum, Kansas National Museum of American Art, Washington, District of Columbia Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, Connecticut New Britain Museum, Connecticut Boca Raton Museum, Florida Everson Art Museum, Syracuse, New York Ball State University Art Museum, Muncie, Indiana.
Member Audubon Artists, American Society Contemporary Artists.
Married Selma Lazaar, December 7, 1957. Children: Richard Lazaar, David Lazaar, John Wolins, Sarah Wolins.