Diploma, Massachusetts School Art, Boston, 1920; student, School Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1920-1921; Doctor of Fine Arts (honorary), College New Rochelle, 1980.
Professor art, director School of Fine Arts, Notre Dame (Indiana) University, 1922-1929. Professor art, chairman department fine arts College New Rochelle, New York, 1929-1967. Director Huguenot School Art, New Rochelle, 1947-1951.
Vice president Pemaquid Group of Artists, Bristol, Maine, 1950-1992.
Board directors Maine Gallery, Wiscasset, Maine. Member American Watercolor Society (past director), Allied Artists American (honorary life member, president 1965-1967), Chicago Society Etchers, Hudson Valley Art Association, New Rochelle Art Association, Grand Central Art Galleries. Clubs: Salmagundi (New York City).
Married Florence Marie Paulsen, December 30, 1922. 1 son, Ernest Thorne.