Bachelor in English magna cum laude, Yale University, 1985. Bachelor, Jesus College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, 1987. Master of Arts in English, Jesus College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, 1987.
Editorial intern Metropolitan Museum Art, New York City, 1981, editorial assistant, 1982, assistant editor, 1983, editor, 1986. Intern department old master paintings Sotheby's New York, 1984. Galleries correspondent, contributing editor Harpers and Queen, London, 1987-1991.
Contributing editor HG, 1991-1993. Contributing writer The New York Times Magazine, 1993—2000.
Board directors World Monuments Fund, Alliance for the Arts, The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Alex Fund, Depression Center of University Michigan, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Member Groucho Club, Chelsea Arts Club, Century Association, National Arts Club, Lotos Club, Explorers Club, Council on Foreign Relations, Conservators Council of New York Public Library.