Student, Ozenfant School Fine Arts, New York City, 1946-1947; student, Brooklyn Museum School, 1948; student, Institute Meschini, Rome, Italy, 1949-1950.
Teacher, Newark School Fine and Industrial Art, 1955; teacher, Cooper Union, 1956-1959, 62-66; teacher, Sarah Lawrence College, 1957; teacher, University of California at Berkeley, 1961-1962; teacher, Stanford, summer 1961; teacher, Michigan State University, summers 1962-1963, 65-66, full term, 1966-1967; teacher, Queens College, 1963-1964; teacher, Silver Mine (Connecticut) College, 1963-1964; professor painting, State University New York, Binghamton, since 1971. Visiting critic Yale, 1961.
Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1945.
Married Cynthia Hart Durfey, July 21, 1958. Children– Jon Cooper, Michael Arsene.