Student, Clay Club, 1932. Student, Beaux Arts Institute Design, New York City, 1931. Student, City College of New York, 1932.
Student art, Amedée Ozenfant. Doctor of Arts (honorary), Long Island University, 1990. Doctor of Fine Arts (honorary), Long Island University, 1990.
Benjamin N. Duke professor, Duke U., 1962-1963;teacher, University of California at Berkeley, 1965-1966;teacher, American U., 1950;teacher, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, 1965;adjunct faculty, Southampton (Long Island) College, since 1966. Visiting professor Brandeis U., 1975, Mount Holyoke College, 1978.
One-man shows Kootz Gallery, New York City, 1951, 52, 54, 58, 60, 63, 64, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1958, Duke University, 1963, Benson Gallery, 1966, Gertrude Kasle Gallery, Detroit, 1968, Zabriskie Gallery, New York City, 1977, Museum Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, 1983, Whitney Museum, New York, 1984, Sid Deutsch Gallery, New York City, 1986, The Third Dimension, Whitney Museum American Art, 1984, Sid Deutsh Gallery, New York City, Sculpture American, International Biennial of Contemporary Sculpture, Matera, Italy, 1990, Harmon-Meek Gallery, Naples, Florida, 1991, others. Exhibited at museums, universities, art institutes in the United States, Japan, France, Italy, Holland, Denmark, Switzerland, England, S. American, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics. Also International Exhibition Sculpture, Musée Rodin, Paris, 1956, retrospective, Heckscher Museum, Huntington, New York, 1973, Smithsonian Institution, 1975, Whitney Museum American Art, 1976, 78, University New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1977, Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, New York, 1978, 88, National Museum American Art, Washington, 1989, Baruch College, New York City, 1994.Group shows Hirschhorn Museum, Washington, 1982, Ten Sculptors of New York School, 1992, M. Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, 1992. Represented in permanent collections National Gallery, Washington, Museum Modern Art, New York City, Whitney Museum American Art, New York City, Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Gallery Contemporary Art, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Baltimore Museum Art, Washington University, St. Louis, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, Fogg Museum of Harvard University, Newark Museum, Worcester (Massachusetts) Art Museum, University California Museum, Berkeley, University North Carolina, Greensboro, Birla Museum, Calcutta, India, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Wichita (Kansas) Art Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Corcoran Gallery, Washington, Guggenheim Museum, New York City, National Galllery, Washington, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Rhode Island School Design, Metropolitan Museum, Sheldon Art Gallery, National Gallery, Washington, Anital Saposky Gallery, New York, Chicago International Art Expo., McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Rhode Island School of Design.Works in private collections including, Nelson Rockefeller, William Alan Mathison Burden, National Gallery, Washington. One of five United States representatives to, Venice Biennale, 1954. Principal commissions include: large sculpture Pillar of Fire, Temple Beth-El, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1953.Sculptures, Temple Beth-El, Providence, 1954, Sculpture Pantheon, Celanese Building, New York City, also residential architectural sculpture, Work reproduced in numerous books.
Served as private Army of the United States, World World War World War II. Member American Abstract Artists (president 1946-1948), American Academy Arts and Letters, Century Association.
Married Ernestine Blumberg, December 15, 1944. 1 daughter, Denise.