Bachelor, Queens College, 1948; postgraduate, New York University, 1948-1950.
Adjunct assistant professor painting, drawing, design, Cooper Union Art School, 1955-1957, 59-66, 67-74;
instructor painting, Cummington (Massachusetts) School Arts, 1963;
instructor in painting, Haystack School, Deer Isle, Maine., 1963;
instructor in drawing and painting, Parsons School Design, 1963-1966, 67-69;
lecturer in drawing, Queens College, 1964-1966;
visiting professor painting, Washington University, St. Louis, 1966-1967, 85;
assistant professor painting and drawing, Columbia University, 1969-1982;
visiting professor painting, Boston University, 1975-1976. Visiting critic; lecturer in field. Juror National Selection Committee, Fulbright Grants In Art.
Consultant in painting Creative Artists Public Service, 1979-1981. Visiting artist Winston-Salem Arts Council and Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, 1975.
Member National Academy Design, Artists Equity.
Married Sally Harriet Amster, June 17, 1961 (deceased February 1988). Children: Andrew Ethan, Giuliana Elizabeth. Married Judith Manelis (divorced 2002).