Bachelor of Science in Art Education, University Minnesota, 1945. Master of Education in Art Education, University Minnesota, 1949. Student, University New Mexico, Summer School, Taos, 1947.
Student, Cranbrook Summer Art, Michigan, 1948.
Teacher art grades 3-12 Summit School for Girls, St. Paul, 1945-1947. Instructor art University Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1947-1949. Instructor painting and design Concordia University, St. Paul, 1975-1978, 83-84.
Instructor painting summer school Augsburg College, Minneapolis, 1983—1989, instructor painting prints, 1988—1989. Lecturer art Augsburg College 3rd Age, 1984—2011, director, 1992—1998. Retired; instructor painting Elder Learning Institute University Minnesota, 2000—2004.
Member staff Walker Art Center, summer 1947. Instructor Grunewald Guild, Washington, summer 1990. Lecturer women in liturgical arts Luther Northwestern Seminary, 1985, lecturer theology and the arts, 1987, 89.
Lecturer art and literature series American Association of University Women, 1986-1989, 2005-2006. Artist-in-residence Holden Village Lutheran Retreat Center, Chelan, Washington, summers 1967-1968, 70-71, 74, 78-79, 86-90, 94-96. Curriculum board Elder Learning Institute, University Minnesota, 2000-2004.
Member board congressional life Evangelical Lutheran Church American, St. Paul, 1989-1991. Cooperative member West Lake Gallery, Minneapolis, 1964-1984. Member Minneapolis Art Institute, since 1945, Minnesota Museum American Art, Walker Art Center.
Juror, Minnesota State Fair, 2001. Member American Association of University Women (St. Paul) (board director 1992-1994), Woman's Art Registry Minnesota (board director 1992-1995).
Married Howard Einar Olson, July 16, 1949(deceased). Children: Martha, Jeffrey, Barbara, Virginia(deceased).