Student, Geo. B. Bridgeman. Student, Samuel Cashwan, 1927. Student, William Zorach.
Attended, Cooper Union.
lieutenant was in Detroit when he began his art studies with Samuel Cashwan. After moving to New York, Kaz continued his studies at the Art Students League where he was trained by George Bridgman and William Zorach. In 1988 he was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate member and became a full Academician in 1991.
Member Sculptors Guild, National Sculpture Society (Exhibition Gold medal, Maurice B Hexter prize, 2006), National Academy of Design (academician, Merit award 1976, Agop Agopoff award 1988, Saltus Gold medal 1989), Audubon Artists (Medals of Honor 1960, 1981, 83, 87, 88).
Married Delfina Nahrgang, 1986. Children: Naomi Della, Eric Justin.