Bachelor of Fine Arts, University Illinois, 1936. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Art Institute Chicago, 1945.
Supervisor art Urbana (Illinois) Public Schools, 1938-1939. Board directors, chairman art gallery Chile-American Cultural Institute, Santiago, 1946-1948, Brazilian-American Institute, Rio de Janeiro, 1948-1955. Lecturer art history University Nevada, Las Vegas, 1961-1965, 1st director art gallery, 1961-1965.
Member Nevada State Council on the Arts, 1964-1971. Co-founder, 1st president Allied Arts Council, Las Vegas, 1961.
Married Elmer Ferdinand Johnson, October 7, 1939 (deceased January 1973). Children: Cady Leonard, Derek Herbert.