Student, School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 1951-1952; Bachelor of Arts, Northwestern University, 1955; Master of Arts, Northwestern University, 1956.
Faculty Northwestern University, 1955-1956. Faculty Kendall College, 1960-1967, chairman art department, 1965-1967. Assistant dean School Visual Arts, New York City, 1967-1968, associate dean, 1968-1969.
Graduate faculty New York University, 1970-1971. Associate professor art State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1975-1984, professor art, since 1984, chairman department, 1977-1978, 84-89, director Master of Fine Arts and studio programs, 1990—2003. Chairman State University of New York, 2005—2007, professor emeritus, visiting professor, since 2009.
Founding member, vice president, board directors City Walls, 1969-1977. Served with Combat Engineers Army of the United States, 1957-1959. Member College Art Association, Public Art Fund.