Bachelor of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, 1956. Master of Fine Arts, Ohio University, 1960.
Teacher Carnegie Mellon University, summer 1959. Teacher drawing Ohio University, Athens, 1960-1961, Illinois State University, Normal, summer 1969, Falmouth Art School, England, 1969. Professor art University at Buffalo, 1961—1999, State University of New York distinguished professor, since 1999.
Served with Army of the United States, 1956-1958, Korea.
Married Deborah Dobkin, June 26, 1960.