Student, Chouinard Art Institute, Los Angeles, 1956—1958. Bachelor, Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont, 1974. Postgraduate, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, 1978—1980.
Postgraduate, Vermont College, Montpellier, 1983.
Owner, artist, instructor Lanyon Studio and Gallery, Wilmington, Delaware, since 1961. Instructor Delaware College Art and Design, since 1998, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, 1994—1998, Wilmington College, New Castle, Delaware, since 2004. Architectural drafter and designer various architectural firms.
Poetry readings various universities, clubs, bars. Poet Laureate State of Delaware, 1979—2001. Architect-in-residence Kate Millet's Art Colony, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1979, 91.
Board directors Center for Creative Arts, Yorklyn, Delaware, 1990—1995. Member of Delaware Foundation for Visual Arts (historian, advisory board since 1993), First State Writers (president 1977-1983, since 1991), Philadelphia Water Color Society.
1 child Stephanie Irene.