Bachelor of Fine Arts, Philadelphia College Art, 1956; Master of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania, 1960.
Faculty Philadelphia College Art, 1956-1970, co-director foundation program, 1965-1970. Professor art University New Mexico, 1970-1974, chairman department, 1970-1973. Professor University Texas, San Antonio, 1974-1977, director division art and design, 1974-1975.
Professor, director School Art, Arizona State University, Tempe, 1977-1990. Director Visual Art Research Studios, 1984-1991. Professor art New York University, 1991-1999, chair department art and art professions, 1991-1996, professor emeritus, 1999.
Dean School Fine and Performing Arts Columbia College, Chicago, 2001. Cur. Large Scale American Prints in Art Multiple, Dusseldorf, Germany, 1992.
Board trustees International Print Center New York, Inc., Apex Art Curator Program, New York. Chair Arts Academy Advisory Committee The College Board, since 1995. Trustee International Center Culture and Management, Salzburg, Austria.
Married Marilyn Bigard, May 29, 1977. 1 child, Anna-Katrina Picard (deceased). Stepchildren: Tracy Peel, Janna Peel Paulson, John Peel, Jamye Peel.