Student, Chicago Academy Fine Art, 1937-1939; student, Original Hull House workshop, 1940-1941; student, The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, evenings 1942-1943, 58-63; pupil, Paul Weighardt, Evanston Art Center, 1965-1968.
Designer, Bates Art Industries, Chicago, 1940-1942; Designer, Eastern Art Products, 1943-1946; Designer, Printed String, Inc., Chicago, 1956-1958. Free-lance designer, 1947-1956, fine artist, from 1959.
Member Women's Caucus for Art, Chicago Women's Caucus for Art (president 1983), Chicago Artists Coalition., Coalition of Women's Art Organizations (national board directors 1983-1984) Clubs: Arts of Chicago.
Married William Frederick Schmidt, June 2, 1950. Children: Lora, Christine, David, William.