Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, Rhode Island School of Design, 1958. Master of Fine Arts in Painting, San Francisco Art Institute, 1963.
Instructor drawing and painting, U. Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, 1963-1964;
instructor drawing and painting, Art Academy Cincinnati, 1964-1968;
visiting professor art, Washington University, St. Louis, 1969-1972;
visiting professor fine arts, U. Cincinnati, 1972-1973;
professor, Maine College Art, Portland, since 1973;
head painting department, Maine College Art, Portland, 1973-1992;
head drawing department, Maine College Art, Portland, 1973-1988. Director, musician The Calderwood Consort, since 1975. Musician Banchetto Musicale, Cincinnati, 1972-1973.
Visiting lecturer Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, 1989. Guest lecturer Joan Whitney Payson Gallery of Art, Westbrook College, Portland, Maine, 1984, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1977. Juror Providence Art Exhibition, 1981, Pittsburgh and Vicinity Show, 1966.
With United States Army Corps Engineers, 1958-1961.
Married Bernice Wiltse, December 30, 1961. Children: Chet Ryder, Mark Perry.