Bachelor of Fine Arts, School of The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, 1941; Master of Arts, New York University, 1972.
Teacher, Yale University Graduate School, 1962-1971; director state-wide honors studio program, State University of New York, 1972-1977; teacher painting, Columbia University Graduate School, 1977-1979; teacher painting and ceramics, Louisiana State University Graduate School, 1980; Beaumont professor painting, Washington University, St. Louis, 1982; instructor terra-cotta, visiting artist, Skidmore College, 1989; visiting artist painting, Vermont Studio School, 1989; instructor sculpture, Appalachian Center for Crafts, 1992. Conductor lectures and workshops throughout the United States and India.
(An accessible approach to using colour in art, Kriesberg ...)
Member National Academy of Design (academician, since 1994).
Married Ruth Miller, April 5, 1921 (divorced 1973). Children: Nell, Matthias. Married Barbara Nimri Aziz, December 2, 1974 (divorced).
Married Felice K. Shea.