Certified, Otis The Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles, 1943; student, Art Students League, New York City, 1944-1945; Bachelor in Art History, State University College New York at New Paltz, 1970.
Instructor art history and painting, Orange County (New York) Community College, 1964-1969;
instructor art history, Mount St. Mary College, Newburgh, New York, 1968-1969;
instructor painting, Santa Barbara City College, 1975-1980. Judge Hallmark Art Contest, New York, 1968. Lecturer Woodstock (New York) School Art, 1994.
Color slide lecturer throughout world.
Curator Visual Artists League Exhibition, Santa Barbara, 1992, 93, 94, 95. Member Santa Barbara County History Landmark Advisory Commission. Member Woodstock (New York) Art Association (life), Alumni Association Otis The Art Institute of Chicago (Los Angeles), Art Students League New York (life), Santa Barbara Visual Artists League.
Married R.L. Redgate, August 22, 1950 (divorced 1972). Children: Chris James, Steven Clay, Michael Cotter.