Bachelor, Johns Hopkins University, 1955. Postgraduate, Pennsylvania Academy Fine Arts, 1957—1961. Postgraduate, Brooklyn Museum, 1961.
Faculty, Maryland. Institute College of Art, Baltimore, 1961-1985. Visiting critic Vermont Studio School Summer Program,1 985. Resident director Summer Landscape Painting Program, Maryland.
Institute College of Art, 1981-1983. Visiting artist Artists for Environment Foundation, Walpack Center, 1977-1981. Artist-in-residence Hoffberger School of Painting, 1973-1974.
Lecturer for Figurative Alliance, Studio School, New York City, National Gallery in Edinborough, Yale Norfolk, 1980, Maryland. Institute College of Art, 1985.
Member National Academy Design (president 1998-2001).
Married Pat Bird (divorced). Married Ruth Katherine Channing, December 2, 1971. Children: Raphael Bachrach, Benjamin Jacob, Nathaniel John.