September 12, 1935, Chicago, Illinois


Public School, Chicago, Illinois

University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois

University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, B.A.E. 1957, Chicago, Illinois

Awarded James Nelson Raymond Foreign Travel Fellowship upon graduation:

Travel and Study. England, France, Spain, Italy 1957-58

Military Service: United States Army 1958-1960

Fellowships, Prizes Awards

1956, 1961, 1962 Logan Prize, The Art Institute of Chicago

1957 Palmer Prize, The Art Institte of Chicago

1962 Campana Prize, The Art Institute of Chicago

1962-63 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship

1965 Tamarind Artist Fellowship, Ford Foundation

1970 Cassandra Foundation Fellowship

1993 Lincoln Academy of Illinois Fellowship

1998 American Academy of Arts and Letters, Elected to Membership

1999 National Academy of Design, Elected to Membership

2003 Watrous Prize, National Academy of Design

2005 Hoffman Prize, National Academy of Design

2009 Dunwiddie Prize, National Academy of Design

2009 Lifetime Achievement Award, International Sculpture Center

2010 Legacy Award, United Negro College Fund

Honorary Degrees

1972 Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Illinois

1973 Dayton Art Institute School, Dayton, Ohio

1976 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

1977 Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois

1979 Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

1982 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

1984 Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

1986 Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois

1987 Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois

1991 Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts

1996 Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois

1997 Governors State University, University Park, Illinois

2004 North Carolina A & T University, Greensboro, North Carolina

2007 University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana

2013 Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana

Selected Professorships and Artist Residencies

1960-1961 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

1960-1962 University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

1964 Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

1964 CalArts (formerly Chouinard Art School), Los Angeles, California

1965 Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana

1968 Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois

1968-1969 Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

1969 Wisconsin State University, Oshkosh, Wisconsin

1969 Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

1970 Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois

1975 University of Indiana, Bloomington, Indiana

1977 University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

1977-1978 Washington University, St Louis, Missouri

1980 University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

1982 Utah State University, Logan, Utah

1985 Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

1988 Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan

1989-1990 Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

1990 Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, Michigan

1990 State University of New York, Binghamton, New York

1997 Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

Selected Professional and Cultural Activities

1968-1974 Member, National Council on the Arts

1970-1975 Member, Illinois Arts Council

1972-1976 Board of Directors, College Art Association

1974-1994 Board of Directors, American Council for the Arts

1974-1981 Board of Trustees, Ravinia Festival

1975-1979 Board of Trustees, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

1977-1997 Visiting Committee on the Visual Arts, University of Chicago

1978-1979 International Exhibitions Committee, USIA

1978-1983 Yale University Council Committee on Art

1979-1984 Board of Governors, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

1980-1988 Commissioner, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

1980-1982 Board of Trustees, American Academy in Rome

1981-1989 Board of Trustees, Institute for Psychoanalysis, Chicago

1982-1988 President and Founder, Chicago Sculpture Society

1983-1987 National Chairman, Alumni Council, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

1983-1992 Board of Trustees, Ravinia Festival

1984-1988 Advisory Committee, Getty Center for Education in the Arts

1984-1996 Board of Directors, International Sculpture Center

1985-1991 Board of Governors, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

1994-1997 National Board of Directors, Smithsonian Institution

1995 Art Advisory Council, Snite Museum, University of Notre Dame

1996-2001 Board of Trustees, Ravinia Festival

1997 Board of Directors, International Arts and Artists

1998 Elected to Membership, American Academy of Arts & Letters

2000 Elected to Membership, National Academy of Design

2002 Life Trustee, Ravinia Festival