Attended, World Pet Association Art School, New York City, 1935. Attended, Pratt Institute, New York City, 1936. Attended, Art Students League, 1947.
Attended, Syracuse University, New York City, 1944.
Art director Erland advertising Agency, New York City, 1946-1948. Creative director Krate/Basch advertising Agency, 1948-1961. Owner & director National Krate Company Incorporated, New York York City and Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 1961-1980.
Member advisory board Sarasota Art Association, 1989-1991, Longboat Key Art Center, Florida, 1986-1988. Art instructor Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida, 1989-1990.
Solo exhibitions include Becket Art Gallery, Massachusetts, 1978, Welles Gallery, Lenox, Massachusetts, 1981, Ana Sklar Gallery, Bal Harbor, Florida, 1985, Foster Harmon Galleries American Art, Sarasota, Florida, 1986, 89, 92, 94, Arvida Gallery, Longboat Key, 1986, Longboat Key Art Center, Florida, 1989, Anna Howard Galleries, Washington, Connecticut, 1992, Lee County Alliance of the Arts, Fort Myers, Florida, 1994, Donn Roll Galleries, Sarasota, 1994, 96, Hang-Up Gallery, Sarasota, 1998, Florida West Coast Symphony Hall, 1999, Sarasota Visual Art Center, 2000, Venice Art Center, 2001, 02, 06, Longboatkey (Florida) Center Arts, 2004. Group exhibitions include Society for the Four Arts, Palm Beach, Florida, 1989, 90, 91, 95, 99, 2002, Florida Figure Show, Brevard Museum, Melbourne, Florida, 1993, 43d Ann All Florida Boca Raton Museum, Florida, 1994-1995, Florida Artist Group, Museum Arts and Science, Daytona Beach, Florida, 1994, 4th Biennial Exhibition, Huntsville Museum, Alabama, 1994, Mickelson Gallery, Washington, Distric. 1994-1995, Mobile Museum of Art, Alabama, 1996, Museum Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, Florida, 1998, Hunter Museum American ARt, Chattanooga, 1998, Venice (Florida) Art Center, 1997, 99, Lee County Alliance of Arts, Fort Myers, Florida, 1997, 99, 2006, Ridge Art Association, Winter Haven, Florida, 1997-1998, 99-2001, Hang-Up Gallery, Sarasota, 1998, Jacksonville (Florida) Museum Contemporary Art, 1998, Florida Southern College, Lakeland, 1999, Charlotte County Visual Art Center, 2000-2002, 04, Ringling Museum Art, Sarasota, Florida, 2000, Edison Community College, Fort Myers, Florida, 2000, Selby Gardens Museum, Sarasota, 2000-2003, The Capitol in Tallahassee, 2001, Appalachian State University, 2001, The Art Center, St. Petersburg, Florida, 2002, Hilton Head Art League, South Carolina, 2002, 2007, BIG Arts, Florida, 2002, Zenith Gallery, Washington, 2002, 03, Bonita Springs Art Center, Florida, 2003, 06.
Member Longboat Key Art Center, Sarasota Visual Art Center, Museum of Arts and Sciences, Daytona Beach, Florida, Sarasota County Arts Council. Co-founder, member board directors Public Interest Committee, Longboat Key, 1985-1995. Advisory consultant various candidates for public office, 1986-1995.
Staff sergeant United States Army, 1941-1945. Member American Artists Professional League, Inc., Knickerbocker Artists United States of America, Florida Artists Group, The Salmagundi Club.
Married Helen Levy Krate, May 26, 1923. Children: Iris Ann, David, Riva.