For a brief time during the 1960’s, Larry was a member of the Silvermine Guild in New Canaan, CT and did have a one man show at the Guild, but we do not know what he exhibited at that time or if he ever exhibited his collage books. Very little is known about his personal life, other than he worked as a secretary for United Oil Products and that in 1964 married Bebe Nemeth, a nurse at Norwalk Hospital. He continued, for the rest of his life, to live and maintain a small studio in the little red house where he grew up.
He was a reclusive and unassuming man, but his books took on another life. He hand inked and painted brilliantly colored pages of ledger books and then created collages from photocopies of collected Victorian ephemera, images of movie stars from the 1920’s and 30’s and newspaper ads for elixirs, potions and ways to flatten face wrinkles, address sagging waistlines, pinch back big ears and remedy bodies that needed to be fortified and beautified. Each page and spread was composed as a painting unto itself. When the ledger book format became too confining for Larry to work in he made larger books by hand. We are told by Sharyn Prentiss Laughton, his niece and heir to the art work, that Larry never finished any of his books, but rather worked random haphazardly through each one and showed them to the best of her knowledge only to Sharyn. The totality of Larry’s work was discovered after he died.