Bachelor, Cornell Univercity, 1939.
Executive trainee, Sears, Roebuck & Company, 1939-1941; with, Associate American Artists, Inc., New York City, 1946-1983; president, director, Associate American Artists, Inc., 1958-1983; president, director, Sylvan Cole Gallery, since 1983.
Former president New York chapter Friends of Herbert F. Johnson Museum. Member Executive Committee Cornell Univercity. Board directors Manhattan Graphic Art Center Major Army of the United States, 1941-1946.
Member Art Dealers Association American (former director), International Fine Print Dealers Association (past president, past vice president), Appraisers Association American, National Arts Club.
Married Vivian Vanderpool, May 1944 (divorced 1952). Children: Nancy, Robert, James. Married Lillyan Wood, August 20, 1953 (deceased October 1987).