Bachelor of Fine Arts, Kent State University, 1972. Master of Arts in Painting, Kent State University, 1974.
Assistant curator Cleveland Museum Art, 1974-1986. Adjunct professor Queens College/CUNY, 1990. Guest curator Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City, 1986-1987.
Visiting professor University Texas, Austin, 1992, Rhode Island School Design, Providence, 1991-1993. Senior visiting artist, associate professor Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, since 1994. Member advisory board Spaces, Cleveland, 1982-1986.
Trustee Art in General, New York City, 1992-1997, New Gallery, Cleveland, 1978-1991.
Sergeant United States Army, 1958-1961. Member College Arts Association.
Married Luellen Wells (divorced). Children: Stephanie, Kelly. Married Jane E. Farver, August 23, 1986.