Bachelor of Fine Arts, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, 1951. Postgraduate, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1952. Master of Fine Arts, University Southern California, Los Angeles, 1953.
Teacher art Ellenville Central School, New York, 1953. With United States Army Air Force, 1943-1946.
Board directors Woodstock Artists' Association, 1985.
Married Ingeberg H. Kooistra, May 30, 1968. Children: Andrea, Katharine.