Larry was originally from Illinois, but when his career as an electrical engineer brought him to Delaware in 1984, he decided to focus his talents on his lifelong passion for painting. Art was in Larry's blood. He was a graduate of the American Academy of the Arts in Chicago where he studied commercial illustration and water color, and his parents and brother, Jon, were artists, as well. Larry spent 30 years as a full-time artist here in Delaware, and became known for his paintings of many First State institutions such as the Deer Park Tavern, Rockford Tower, the Rusty Rudder and many local high schools and churches.
Larry served on the Board of Directors of the Wilmington & Western from 2003 to 2009, and was instrumental in planning and organizing the Hockessin Art Festival each year as a fundraiser for the railroad. Larry passed away on November 21, 2021.
In 2022, the Art Festival was renamed in Larry's memory to recognize his contributions to both the railroad and local art community.