Bachelor, Swarthmore College, 1956. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), State University of New York, Purchase, 1999.
Literature agent William Morris Agency, New York City, 1956-1957, 59-60. Assistant to president Omni Products Corporation, 1960-1962. With American Heritage Public Company Inc., 1962-1975, president, 1970-1975.
Chairman board Fulfillment Corporation American. President Paul Gottlieb Associates, Inc., since 1975, Thames and Hudson Inc., 1976-1979. Chief Executive Officer, president, vice-Chairman, public, editor-in-chief Harry N. Abrams, Incorporated, New York York City, 1980-2000.
Vice-chairman La Martinière Groupe (parent company Harry N. Abrams, Inc.), 2001—2002. Executive director Aperture Foundation, since 2002. Chairman Hermitage Interant.
Merchandising, B.V., Amsterdam. Board directors Tanya Corporation. Consultant in field.
Guide United States exhibitions, Moscow, 1959, 1961. Vice chairman E. Harlem College and Career Counseling Program, 1971—1974. Trustee Museum Modern Art, Dalton School.
Board directors National Foundation Depressive Illness, Public Center for Cultural Resources, New York Studio School Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, Academy American Poets, chairman, 2002, Hermitage International Merchandising, B.V., Amsterdam, 2002. Member Association American Publications, Coffee House Club, Century Association.
Married Linda Ellen Salzman, June 19, 1960 (divorced November 1989). Children: Nicholas, Andrew. Married Elisabeth Lohman Scharlatt, January 27, 1990.
1 stepchild Nicholas T. Scharlatt.