Student, School Fine and Applied Art Pratt Institute, 1931-1933; student, New York University, 1934.
Cartographer, United States Army Map Service, Washington, 1951-1967; assistant curator art exhibits, Alexander Gallery, Washington, 1953-1954; curator, Alexander Gallery, Washington, 1955-1960. Advising committee decorations Army Map Svc., 1960-1967, map service exhibits committee, 1963-1967, sponsor arts club, 1959.
Active Girl Scouts; supervisor, sponsor, instructor arts crafts activities Montgomery County, Maryland. Set up, contributed numerous local exhibits including American Association of University Women Fellowship Fund, 1947, Parent-Teachers Association Kensington (Maryland) Schools, Noyes Library, Chevy Chase Library, 1960, 65, 77, 80. Member National Federation State Poetry Societies, Federal Poets Washington, National Museum Women in Arts, Association Mapping Srs, National Women's History Museum, National Museum of America Indians(charter member).
Married Herbert Emil Wickenheiser, October 14, 1933 (deceased 1982). Children: Georgine Elizabeth Altomare, Alice Emma Martinelli, Herbert Matthias, Phyllis Hope Graudszus, Walter Russack.