Student, New York University, 1949. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Washington University, 1951.
Member faculty department art Queens College, 1970-1972, Brooklyn College, 1972, Brooklyn College (School of Visual Arts), 1962-1973. Member faculty Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, since 1968. Chairman painting and drawing department Pratt Institute Brooklyn, since 1973.
Son of Solomon and Leah (Saltzman) S. M. Phoebe Helman, June 7, 1949. 1 daughter, Maya.