3-year certified, The Cooper Union, 1956. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Yale University, 1958. Master of Fine Arts, Pratt Institute, 1972.
Instructor Columbia University, New York City, 1968—1970, Queens (New York ) College, 1968—1973. Professor Mercer County Community College, Trenton, New Jersey, since 1968.
Board directors Trenton Artists Workshop Association, since 1979, Association Art Education New Jersey, since 1986, New Jersey School for Arts, since 2001.
Married Mary Jo Michelessi, September 14, 1968. Children: Francesca Leipzig Picone, Joshua Michael.