Blake’s education in art started when he was nine years old. He enrolled at the Samuel Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he studied drawing and painting. At the age of fifteen Blake changed from painting to sculpture and quickly became totally immersed in all facets of sculptural expression. Later he competed and won a full scholarship to the Tyler School of Fine Arts. While a student at Tyler, Blake was awarded the Stewardson Prize by the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts for his competence in figure modeling. After graduation from the Tyler School of Art (Temple University), he continued his studies independently in Europe and Central America
Currently Blake resides and works in the scenic Amish countryside of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. A previous professor at West Chester University where he taught sculpture and life drawing.
Blake’s sculptures have been included in over 100 International and National exhibitions and is represented in many private collections and public outdoor commissions. His work has received numerous honors and awards from the nation’s oldest and most venerated art institutions including the National Sculpture Society and the National Academy of Design, both are located in Manhattan, New York. He has also served as the President of the National Sculpture Society (NSS) from 2007 thru 2010 and is a fellow of NSS.