Bachelor cum laude, Boston University, 1974. Master of Arts, Courtauld Institute, London, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1996.
Assistant curator Brooklyn Museum, 1978—1985. Consultant curator Newark Museum, 1996—2002, associate curator, 2002—2005, curator 19th century American art, since 2005. Lecturer on American art, since 1998.
Trustee New Jersey History Society, Newark, 1983—1988, Far Hills Country Day School, 1988—1992. Active Tewksbury History Preservation Commission, Oldwick, 1995—2005. Member of Association Art Museum Curators, College Art Association.
Married Geoffrey Michael Connor, July 24, 1976. Children: Taylor Pyne, Michael Buck, Grafton Wright.