Student, New York University, 1947. Student, Escuela de Pintura and Froscoe, Mexico City, 1949. Bachelor of Fine Arts, California College Arts and Crafts, 1950.
Owner, director, Lewis and Vidal Fine Art Gallery, Walnut Creek, California, 1961-1962; co-producer Future's Child, Iliad Prodns., Inc., Walnut Creek, California, 1972-1976; publications director, special projects, Art Well Magazine, Benicia, California, 1984-1985. Creator J/G Jesting Gesture Artoons in Art Well Magazine, 1984, California Art Review, Book Publication, 1990.
With United States Army Women's Army Corps, 1943-1946.
Married George Belt Schwindeman, August 29, 1947 (divorced July 1962). Children: Carl W. Schwindeman, Paula Ann Schwindeman, Kirk V. Schwindeman. Married Edwin E. Lewis, August 12, 1963 (deceased May 1976).
Married Tarif Mohammad Sobhi Umari/Omary, March 27, 1979 (divorced 1989).