Tatro's early training as a painter gives
his sculptures a strong painterly dynamic. To bold, black bases he adds
colorful, brushstroke-like accents that seem to defy gravity. His sculptures
range in scale from small and intimate to large and commanding and, because
of the strength of the materials, they can be exhibited both indoors and
1966, Tatro received a Master's degree in art from Southern Illinois University.
Two years later, he moved to California and initiated a well-respected
sculpture program at a local college. In addition to teaching, he now
chairs the art department.
Tatro's sculptures appear in numerous public and private collections
across the United States and Europe, including the collection of the San
Jose Museum of Art. His work has been featured in one-man shows in Los
Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Switzerland, Austria and Holland. Throughout
the 1990's, he has consistently won major commissions for public sculptures.