Student, Pennsylvania Academy Fine Arts, summers 1927-1928; student, New York School Industrial Art, 1928; student, National Academy of Design, 1929; student, City College of New York, 1931; student, Art Students League, 1933-1934.
Teacher painting and drawing classes for writers New York City, 1932-1934. Lecturer College Art Association, 1940-1941. Supervisor, instructor Cincinnati Art Academy, 1946-1949.
Associate professor City College of New York, City University of New York, 1949-1974.
Served with United States Army Air Force, 1943-1945. Member American Academy and Institute Arts and Letters, Artists Equity Association (president New York chapter 1958-1959, honorary advisory board member), National Organization Arts Equity (vice president 1956-1958), American Watercolor Society, National Society Painters in Casein (award winners special exhibition at Lotus Club 1986), National Society Mural Painters, Art Students League (life), American Society Contemporary Artists, Art League Hudson Valley (honorary), Townsend Harris Alumni Association (honorary director), Audubon Artists Society.
Married Felicia Geffen, August 10, 1962.