• 1923

    Born March 21, Colón, Panama Canal Zone

  • 1950

    BA, Wesleyan University

    Marries Constance Taffinder

  • 1952

    MFA, Yale University
    Begins teaching at Yale,
    Graphic Design program

  • 1952-60

    Publication design for:
    Boston & Maine Railroad
    Museum of Primitive Art
    Knoll International
    Yale University

  • 1955

    Designs exhibition catalog for Albers show at Yale Art Gallery Designs mark and murals for Peter Pan Restaurant, Boston (project with William Riseman)

  • 1955-57

    Works with Herbert Matter on projects for the New Haven Railroad and Knoll International

  • 1956

    Designs exhibition: The Arts at Yale, Chicago Art Institute

  • 1957

    Sets up studio at 1098 Chapel Street, New Haven
    Forms formal partnership with Sewell Sillman to
    become Ives-Sillman, Inc.
    Design mark, architectural graphics, menu, napkins, etc., for Ken’s at Copley Square, Boston (project with William Riseman)
    Exhibition, Wesleyan University, Davison Art Center
    Receives AIGA “Fifty Books of the Year” award for Josef Albers, Poems and Drawings (New Haven, Readymade Press, 1958)
    Begins work with Sillman on Albers’s The Interaction of Color Exhibition, Wesleyan University, Davison Art Center