Bachelor of Fine Arts, New York University, 1945. Master of Fine Arts, Columbia University, New York City, 1948.
Art teacher Immaculate Conception School, New York City, 1952-1962. Interior designer NSID, 1962-1972. President, founder Pastel Society of America, 1973-1995, chairman, since 1995.
Founder Giffuni Permanent Pastel Gallery Butler Museum, Youngstown, Ohio, since 2004.
Fundraiser pastel ongoing exhibition Giffuni Gallery, Youngstown, Ohio. Member Pastel Society West Coast (advisory 1985-1993), Nouthwestern Pastel Society, Catherine Wolfe Art Club (editor 1968-1972), National Art Club (chairman since 1993), Columbus Club, Salmagundi Club, Allied Artists of America.
Widowed, 1990; children: Joann Sher, Vincent, Catherine.