Bachelor of Arts, Brooklyn College, 1952; Master of Fine Arts, Cornell Univercity, 1957.
Faculty, State University New York, New Paltz, 1957-1959;
Faculty, Pratt Institute, 1959-1966;
faculty, Queens College, Flushing, New York, since 1966;
chairman, Queens College, 1979-1983. Visiting professor Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1966-1967, Yale University, 1968, 81, 83,89, 91, Viterbo College, 1969, 80, Art Students League, 1972-1981, Boston University, 1973, New York Studio School, American U., since 1994. Director G.-T. Museum, 1980-1984, Caumsett Summer Landscape Painting Program, 1980, 81.
Visiting critic, lecturer Yale University, Syracuse University, Bennington College, Vassar College, Rutgers University, Princeton, Cooper-Union, Philadelphia College Art, Museum Fine Arts, Boston, Maryland. Institute Art, Swain School, Boston University, Boston Museum School, Indiana U., Bard College, Kansas City The Art Institute of Chicago, Florida State University, State University of New York at New Paltz, Amherst College, Skowhegan School, Yale-Norfolk School, New York Studio School, Pratt Institute, New York Institute Technology, Boston Museum, Tyler School of Temple University, U. Rhode Island, U. N.H., Artists for Environment, Iowa State University, Hobart College, University of Wisconsin, 1980, Maryland. The Art Institute of Chicago, 1980, Royal School Art, Bangkok, Thailand, 1976, National Art School, Jakarta, Indonesia, 1975, Art School, Surabaya, Indonesia, 1975, Victorian College Art, Melbourne, Australia, 1975,College Art, Ballarat, Australia, 1975, Prahran College, Melbourne, 1975, University of Minnesota, 1987, Yale University, 1987, State University of California Arts seminars San Luis Obispo, 1986, Stanford University, 1987, 91, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1987, California State University, Long Beach, 1987, Pennsylvania Academy, 1988, Chautauqua ArtProgram, New York Academy Art, numerous others.
United States Information Service lecturer, Japan, 1975. Visiting lecturer, critic Long Beach State College, 1987, Parsons School, 1991,Ox Bow School, 1991, New York Academy, 1987, 91. Visiting critic Chautauqua Art School, 1993.
Critic, lecturer Stanford University Chautaugua Art Program, Bard College, Pennsylvania Academy. Distinguished visiting professor American University, Washington, 1994.
Member National Academy of Design (Proctor Portrait Prize Biennial Exhibition 1993, academician, since 1994).
Married Carol Ciavati, February 12, 1953 (deceased 2010). Children: Raphael, Michael.