Bachelor of Arts, Williams College, 1950; Master of Arts, Harvard, 1952.
Assistant curator Toledo Museum Art, 1952-1964. Director Currier Gallery Art, Manchester, New Hampshire, 1965-1968. With department ceramics Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1968-1971.
Chief curator and senior curator Toledo Museum Art, 1971-1992.
Served with Army of the United States, 1945-1946.
Married Marjorie Mary Mattimoe, December 29, 1956. Children– William, Ruth K., Mary C., Eleanor A.