Born in Detroit, Michigan, 1935. Currently lives in Flagstaff, Arizona, where he is an instructor in photography at Northern Arizona University. An exhibition featuring Arentz's work was organized by the Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia, in 1990.
Raised in a small Texas town, Hanna had his first encounters with photography and most of his art training through camera-club magazines. Emulating the Pictorialist style, he used his western surroundings as subject matter.
Throughout his life, Bob Winston delighted in impersonating “San Francisco’s most professional eccentric” to promote his work. For example, he would spontaneously make jewelry before a crowd of people and dressed like a hippie before there was such a thing.
Frank Patania Jr. learned metalsmithing as a young boy by helping his father, Frank Patania Sr., in his workshop. At age ten, he began a formal apprenticeship with the senior Patania, joining a diverse team of Navajo, Hopi, and Spanish American apprentices.