Born in Rumania, I came to the United States in 1963. U.S. citizen
University of Bucharest, Rumania, 1944-1948
Academy of Fine Arts, Bucharest, 1950-1953
Columbia University, 1964-1968, 1979-1980
Fluent in French, German, Italian, Rumanian, Hebrew. Reading knowledge of Spanish, Italian, and Latin.
Noble Foundation Fellowship, Columbia University, 1966-1967; 1967-1968.
Woodbridge Fellow, Columbia University, 1968-1969. Awarded to the beststudent in art history.
Kress Fellowship, 1969-1970.
University of Bucharest: License: in Humanities and Law. Degree granted with highest honors, 1948.
Columbia University, M.A., 1966. Topic: Romantic Aspects in the Work of Paul Huet.
Columbia University, Ph.D., 1981. Topic: mystery, Magic, and Love in Picasso, 1925-1938: Picasso and the Surrealist Poets.