Bachelor of Arts, Kenyon College, 1948; Master of Fine Arts, U. North Carolina, 1952; postgraduate, New York University, 1955-1957; Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Tarkio College.
Head art department, Greenwich (Connecticut) Country Day School, 1952-1959; department chairman art, director gallery, U. Mississippi, 1959-1960; president, Kansas Missouri The Art Institute of Chicago, 1960-1970; professor, chairman art Department, University Miami, Florida, 1970-1987. Commissioner Municipal Art Commission, Kansas City, 1965-1970. Co-chairman Mid-American Urban Design Conference, 1966.
Active Committee Economics Development, Kansas, 1965-1970. Board directors Kansas City Regional Council Higher Education. President of the board directors Union Indiana Colls.
Art, 1967-1970; member visual arts board National Foundation for Arts, Miami, 1988. Advisory board Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, 1989. With Army of the United States, 1942-1946.
Member National Association Schools Art (director), College Art. Association.
Married Dahlia Kaplow, May 18, 1973. Children from previous marriage– Alexander, Vincent, Nicholas.