Bachelor of Fine Arts, Cornell University, 1973. Master of Fine Arts, George Washington University, 1976.
Aide, educator Perceva, St. Prex, Switzerland, 1973-1974. Rockefeller Foundation fellow Metropolitan Museum Art, New York City, 1976-1977, assistant and associate museum educator, 1977-1986. Assistant director The Art Museum, Princeton University, New Jersey, 1986—1990, associate director, 1990—2000.
Director Wichita Art Museum, Kansas, since 2000. Board directors Save Outdoor Sculpture, New Jersey, 1994-1995, Arts Council Princeton, 1972-1976. Member art board Bellevue Hospital, New York City, 1983-1986.
Visiting painter Edward Albee Foundation, Montauk, New York, 1977-1978.
Married Mary B. Shepard. Children: Frances Shepard, Hope Bradley.