Student, Art Students League, 1941. Student, Reginald Marsh, New York City, 1943. Student, Mario Cooper, New York City, 1977.
Designer Needlework Arts Company, New York City, 1943-1944. Illustrator John David Men's Store, 1944-1945. Illustrator, layout artist Fawcett Publications, 1945-1947.
Designer, illustrator Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 1947-1949. Art teacher Trenton Public School, New Jersey, 1958-1968, art consultant Title One Program, 1968-1974. Painting instructor Princeton Art Association, 1974-1977, 96, Jewish Community Center, Ewing, 1974-1985, Comtemporary Club, Trenton, 1974-1985, Young Men’s Christian Association, Young Women’s Christian Association, Trent Center, Trenton, since 1974, various watercolor workshops, New Jersey, 1990—2010.
Artist-at-large Alliance For Arts Education, New Jersey, 1979—1980. Adjunct assistant professor art instructor Mercer County College, West Windsor, New Jersey, 1985—1993. Teacher watercolor workshops Chalfonte, Cape May, New Jersey, 2001—2010, H. Leech Studio, Sarasota, Florida, 1998—1999, Art Center, Sarasota, 2001—2003.
Fellow National American Artists Professional League (American Arts Council award 1973, Winsor Newton award 1980, Gold medal, Barron Art Center award 1991, 93, Merit award 1993, American Artists Professional League award 1994, Best in Show award, Best in Watercolor award 1995, others, representational painting award 1995). Member National Association Women Artists (two year national travel award 1985, Jeffrey Childs Willis Memorial award 1999, Canson Fine Papre award, 2009), S. Winston Memorial award 1988, (two year travel award since 1996), Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club (Bee Paper Company award 1977, Anna Hyatt Huntington bronze medal, 2000, 2007, Cynthia Goodgall Memorial award 1995, 2004, Mary Hill Memorial award, 2004, Placide Schriever Memorial awrd National Arts Club 2006), Allied Artists American (elected member, Henry Gasser Memorial award 1992, Silver medal Honor, 2007), New Jersey Watercolor Society (Newton Art Center award 1972, Helen K. Bermel award 1984, Howard Savings Bank award 1986-1987, Forbes Magazine award 1997, Lambertville History Society award Coryell Gallery, 1995, 2001-2004, Judi Rae Memorial award 2005, 2007, Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission Purchase award, Lambertville, New Jersey, 2008, History Society Purchase award, 2008), Painters and Sculptors Society (Medal of Honor, Digby Chandler medal, others), Garden State Watercolor Society (Triangle Art Center award 1976, 89, 94, Grumbacher Silver medal 1981, Merit award 1982, Trust Company award 1987, Triangle award 1994, Art Express award, 1995, Rider University Gallery award 1995, Cranbury Station Art Gallery award 1997, Daler Rowney and Da Vinci paint award 2000, Ken McCann Memorial award 2005), Midwest Watercolor Society, National Arts Club (John Elliott award 1988), Philadelphia Watercolor Club (Village Art award 1991, Silver Palette award 2006, Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission Purchase award, 2008), National Watercolor Society (signature), American Watercolor Society (signature).
Married Barkev Budd Chavooshian, August 11, 1946. Children: J. Dean, Nora Annual.