Bachelor of Arts, State University Iowa, 1946; Master of Fine Arts, State University Iowa, 1948.
Member faculty, Hunter College, 1955-1989; professor art, Hunter College, 1962-1989. Member advising committee Artists for Congress of Racial Equality, from 1964. Member Fulbright-Hays commission on awards International Exchange Program.
With United States Merchant Marine, World World War World War II.
Married Denise Griffin, March 30, 1954. Children: Kate, Caroline.