Bachelor, Rutgers University, 1943. Studied with, Adja Yunkers. Studied with, Stuart Davis.
Studied with, Meyer Shapiro. Studied with, Edythe Bauer Shedden Cowgill.
Artist apprentice Abraham & Strause, Brooklyn, 1943-1944. Artist/model Apfel Studios, New York City, 1944-1945, 46. Teacher art Allofus Workshop, Rochester, New York, 1970-1975, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, 1970-1980, Monroe County Penitentary, Rochester, 1965-1975.
Owner/director Oxford Gallery, 1971-1985.
Member council Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, since 1967. Board directors Broadway Theatre League, Rochester, 1962-1970, Monroe County Arts Resources Center, 1970-1975. Committeeperson Democratic Party, Rochester, 1968, 75.
Married Peter J. Shedden, April 26, 1944 (divorced June 1987). Children: Darryl E., Peter Scott. Married William Parker Cowgill, August 25, 1987.