Student, College of Marin, Kentfield, California, 1933—1934. Student, California School Fine Arts, 1936.
Instructor art College of Marin, 1967—1970, 1975—1979. Conductor workshops in collage, drawing and painting Sitka Art Center, Otis, Oregon, 1991, 93-96. Lecturer on artists Highland Art Center, Weaverville, California, since 1986, Yreka (California) Community Center, 1988-1996, 98, Redding (California) Museum, 1988-1994, 96, Coos Bay (Oregon) Museum, 1994-1996.
Member National Museum Women Artists, Rogue Gallery and Art Ctr.
Married Karl Heinrich von Buchau, married October 10, 1937. Children: Stephanie, Gregory.