Student, Minneapolis College Art and Design, 1959. Student, Mankato State College, 1966. Student, Kansas City Art Institute, 1972.
Master of Fine Arts, University Guanajuato, Mexico, 1974.
Artist-in-residence Jewish Community Center, Wilmington, 1969. Illustration chairperson, member faculty Ray College of Design, Chicago, 1980-1987. Adjunct faculty Paradise Valley Community College, Phoenix.
Speaker in field.
Volunteer art educator St. Anne's Intercity, Wilmington, 1967-1968, Recreation Intercity, Chicago, 1978-1979. Cultural advocate for homeless Cultural Labor Party, Chicago, 1980-1987, cultural advocate for minority concerns, 1985-1988. Member National Museum Women in Arts, The Drawing Society, Society Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation.
Married Wayne W. Brown, May 28, 1960 (divorced 1972). Children: Michael Anthony, Troy Tagliente, Roben Tagliente, Angela Monique, Ninon Terese, Anina Maria (deceased).