Bachelor of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, 1947.
Instructor Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1948—1952, assistant professor, 1952—1954, associate professor, 1954—1956, professor of art, 1956—1988, professor emeritus, 1988—2005. Visiting artist University Arizona, Tucson, 1966, University Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 1972, Portland School of Art, Portland, Maine, 1971, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, 1972, Trinity University, San Antonio, 1994. T/5 United States Army, 1942-1945.
Member Cultural Arts Communications, Upper Arlington, Ohio, 1973—1977. Member of Fulbright Association, National Academy Design.
Married Adrienne Block Chafetz, June 11, 1982. Children: Jonathan, Dan, Adam, Seth.