Bachelor, Harvard University, 1963. Master of Arts, University Kansas, 1968. Master of Fine Arts, Princeton University, 1971.
Doctor of Philosophy, Princeton University, 1974.
Assistant professor department art and archaeology Princeton (New Jersey) University, 1973-1975, professor, since 1984, chairman department art and archaeology, 1990-1992, Marquand professor art and archaeology, 1992—2009, Marquand professor art and archaeology emeritus, since 2009, director program in Asian art and archaeology, since 1992. Assistant professor University California, Berkeley, 1975-1978, associate professor, 1978-1979. Curator Japanese art Freer Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 1979-1984.
Guest curator National Gallery Art, 1982-1989. Guest professor University Heidelberg, 1993. Guest professor Ritsumeikan University, 1996.
Visiting fellow department art history University Tokyo, 1996. Member art advisory committee Japan Society Gallery, since 1984, advisory committee Asia Society Galleries, New York City, since 1992, chairman advisory committee, since 1999. Visiting fellow department comparative culture Sophia University, Tokyo, 1993.
Senior consultant for exhibition Japan Society Galleries, 2006, 07.
Advisory board Asian Art, Smithsonian Institute, 1985-1993. Member visiting committee ArthurM. Sackler Gallery, Washington, 1984-1994. Member College Art Association (board directors 1987-1991), Japan Art History Association, Japan Society New York, Center for the Study of Japanese Woodblock Prints (member international advisory board since 1983).
Children: Karen Akiko Marie, Kenneth Cuyler Norio, Katherine Kimie, Kei Robert.