Bachelor of Science in Science, Purdue University, 1936; postgraduate, National Academy Fine Arts, 1956-1958; Master of Arts, Hunter College, 1963; postgraduate, John Herron The Art Institute of Chicago, 1963; postgraduate, Barnard-NBC Institute Radio-television, 1963.
Teacher fine arts New York Public Schools, 1960-1980. Owner, operator greeting card design business, 1966-1969.
Member National Coalition Indiana Scholars, National Council Teachers English, American Artists Professional League, National Art League, Cooperstown Art Association, Artists Equity, The Portrait Institute, National Opera Club American (board directors), Oil Pastel Society American, New York Art Teachers Association (Executive Board), Poetry Society American (cert.USCG artist), Greensward Foundation, Wilderness Society, Indiana State Museum (life), Indiana Artists Club, Watercolor Society Indiana, Art Students League (life), National Coalition Indiana Scholars, Mortar Board, Kappa Kappa Gamma (national officer), Alpha Lambda Delta.
Married Graydon Lee Lonsford, December 18, 1938 (deceased September 1958).