Bachelor, University of Chicago, 1950; Master of Arts, University of Chicago, 1956; Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1972; postgraduate, U. Edinburgh, Scotland, 1951-1952.
Instructor art history, City Colls. Chicago, 1957-1959; instructor art history, U. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 1970-1971; professor, Portland (Oregon) State University, since 1973. Visiting professor Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon, 1985-1988.
Treasurer Yamhill County (Oregon) Democratic Center Committee, 1972-1973. Member College Art Association, Northwest Renaissance Society, 16th Century Studies Council, Renaissance Society of America, Interdisciplinary 19th Century Studies, Amnesty International (local group coordinator 1978-1979), Curly Coated Retriever Club American (Northwest coordinator 1983-1985).
Married Ladis K.D. Kristof, December 29, 1956. 1 child, Nicholas D.